Trying to understand the Equi Time Point feature on FMS systems, and got totally confused, so need some help! Can someone explain it in non technical terms please! Thanks, J
[Edited 2006-05-21 13:28:21]
|Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 1):|
An ETP (equal time point) is basically the point at which it'll take a shorter time to continue to the next suitable diversion airfield than to turn back to the last one.
|Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 2):
Unless I'm a lot more tired than I think EQUAL Time Point means EQUAL time. Therefore, AT the ETP it's EQUAL time to either alternate. That's the point, before the ETP you turn back, after you continue, generally speaking.
|Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):|
I was just pointing out that the ETP means exactly that...