treeny
Posts: 270
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:30 am

FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:02 am

All

I was wondering if there was a way to know the active runway when preparing for a departure in FS9.

The scenario is that I am programming my flight plan and IFR route but I can never know what is the active runway. With ATIS its ok if there is only one runway but many times there are multiple runways in use.

So I have to file my taxi before I am ready so that the ATC tells which runway I taxi to thus telling me the active runway.

Any ideas???

Thanks as always

Mark
 
User avatar
AirPacific747
Posts: 9560
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 9:52 am

RE: FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:50 am

Quoting Treeny (Thread starter):

Any ideas???

Hmm I have the same problem actually but I have been wondering...

In real life you always take off against the wind direction, so if you press SHIFT + Z 3 times in FS, you will be able to see the wind direction in the upper part of the screen. Then try to see if there's a connection between the wind direction and the active runway and see if you can figure out which one is in use by looking at the wind direction. I hope this helps and I'll try to see if it works as well  Smile
 
EI787
Posts: 1230
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:06 am

RE: FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:00 am

If you tune to the ATIS (usually number 1 on the ATC panel), it will tell you the active for departures and arrivals.

Hope that helps!
 
treeny
Posts: 270
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:30 am

RE: FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:17 am

Quoting EI787 (Reply 2):
If you tune to the ATIS (usually number 1 on the ATC panel), it will tell you the active for departures and arrivals.

Totally correct and thanks for the info but if there are multiple runways in use (I had it with Schipol last night hence my post) you dont know what ATC will give you until you file for taxi clearance.

Cheers

Mark
 
777DadandJr
Posts: 1484
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:37 am

RE: FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:37 am

For a different approach, try setting up your flight to start at the gate instead of the active runway. When you get your ATC clearance, they will tell you which runway to use.

Russ
My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
 
alaska737
Posts: 867
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:19 am

RE: FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:05 am

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 4):
For a different approach, try setting up your flight to start at the gate instead of the active runway. When you get your ATC clearance, they will tell you which runway to use.

i dont know about anyone else but for me taxiing in FS is about as fun as watching paint dry.

usually what i do is set the wind at a low speed out of the exact direction of the runway i want to use, that way i know which runway the "active" will be.

another idea is set the theme to fair weather and the active runway will always be the same. for instance i know that in Kodaik with fair weather is always runway 25 (which isnt even a listed departure because there is a 3000' mountain at the end of the runway)
 
QantasA380
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:22 pm

RE: FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:15 pm

For parallel runways, you should be able to request any of them once your initial taxi clearance has come through - I do this all the time with SYD, eg if I want 16R and get 16L in my taxi clearance, then I use the "request another runway for takeoff" option in the ATC box...
Virgin Blue - what colour's RED????
 
jwenting
Posts: 9973
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2001 10:12 pm

RE: FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:39 pm

It's realistic to not know the active runway when filing your flightplan.
In real life you'd not know your assigned DP either, as that's assigned by ATC based on your flightplan and the runway they're going to give you.
I wish I were flying
 
Sinlock
Posts: 1631
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2000 12:55 am

RE: FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:41 pm

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 7):
It's realistic to not know the active runway when filing your flightplan.
In real life you'd not know your assigned DP either, as that's assigned by ATC based on your flightplan and the runway they're going to give you.

True. Also it's very common to have as many as 4 of your first waypoints changed when calling "Ground Clearance" due to weather, runway direction, sequencing, and some NOTAMS.

One thing you can do is,
1. Pick your airport in the main menu. 2. Download your weather data. 3 Click on the weather station nearst your Arpt and look at the wind direction. 4. Set your first waypoints for the most likely runways you will get. This is far from flawless, and more so at Arpt's with multi runways (like EHAM KORD) but works for me pretty well.

In the end you just have to bite the bullet and pick your waypoints.

[Edited 2006-10-23 14:41:58]
 
jetmatt777
Crew
Posts: 3140
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:16 am

RE: FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:18 am

Another thing which FS9 uses is by GPS. If you are closer to lets say you're parked at Terminal 1 at LAX. It will give you 24L because that is the closer runway, unless you disable take-off's from that runway in AFCAD. But I heard its something like that

-Matt  Smile
Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand, just find a place to make your stand and take it easy
 
gunsontheroof
Posts: 3239
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:30 am

RE: FS9 Active Runway - What Is It?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:15 am

Quoting Treeny (Reply 3):
Totally correct and thanks for the info but if there are multiple runways in use (I had it with Schipol last night hence my post) you dont know what ATC will give you until you file for taxi clearance.

Check your position on the map. Nine times out of ten they send you to the active runway you're closest to.
Picked a hell of a week to quit sniffing glue.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos