sushka
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What Is Te BC Button In Flight Simulator?

Sun Apr 01, 2001 9:50 pm

What doest that BC button do in FS2000? It is right up on the autopilot panel. Does anyone know what its for?
thanks!
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RE: What Is Te BC Button In Flight Simulator?

Mon Apr 02, 2001 2:05 pm

BC stands for backcourse and is used on published BC approaches. Can't get into the specifics right now (no time), but (say theres rwys 16 and 34) basically a backcourse for rwy 16 uses the rwy 34 localizer and instead of chasing the needle, you fly away from the needle.
Hopefully someone else can get into more detail....
 
sushka
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RE: What Is Te BC Button In Flight Simulator?

Mon Apr 02, 2001 2:12 pm

Ok, I think im getting it now. Do all ILS runways do this? Im going to try it today and see what happens.
thankyou
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RE: What Is Te BC Button In Flight Simulator?

Tue Apr 03, 2001 7:23 am

Not all... in FS, if there is an ILS, then it usually covers two runways (16L and 34R for example). If there is an ILS or LOC that ONLY is listed for one runway, then you can use the BC for the opposite runway. In real-life, this is only allowed if the back course is FAA approved.
 
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RE: What Is Te BC Button In Flight Simulator?

Wed Apr 04, 2001 9:16 am

Why does FAA has to approve Back-Course..??


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