don81603
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How To Activate The GS

Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:51 pm

From reading these forums, I've kind of figured out how use the GPS to get myself lined up with the runway, but I can't for the life of me find the frequencies to activate the VOR1 and DME. I've tried looking at the maps on FS2004, and tried various frequencies listed there, but to no avail. The usual airports I fly to/from are CYQT, CYWG, PHNL and PMDY for practice, since I'm still trying to get the "feel" for this. The lessons tell you how to use the equipment, but not where to get the frequencies. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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brettbrett21
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RE: How To Activate The GS

Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:12 am

Ambiguous question, are you talking about flying an ILS approach?

Go on map mode and double click on the airport that you want to land at. Scroll down and it will list all of the runways and their respective alignment and ILS freq. Enter the freq for the ILS into the NAV1 radio and NAV2 radio, make sure you select both radios as the active and not the standby.

I hope that helped, I'm not entirely sure what you mean though!
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co777er
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RE: How To Activate The GS

Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:30 am

If you are looking for VOR frequencies, the easiest resource is FSNAV. You can get a free demo version. Also, on the FS9(fs2004) map feature, if you click on the VOR icon, it will give you the frequency. If you are searching for ILS frequencies, find charts from airnav.com or myairplane.com.
 
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RE: How To Activate The GS

Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:28 am

The easiest and fastest way to find out ILS frequencies for FS are (as Brettbrett21 said) on the map page of your FS. Simply click the map icon (looks like a target, circle with a + going through it). This will open up th map page, simply scroll along your depicted flight path until you reach your desired airport. Double click on the airport, this will open up another window giving you all the airports relevant information, such as runways and frequencies. Find the runway you will be using and write down the frequency and heading. Close the map page and you'll be back in your cockpit (opening the map page will pause your flight). Enter the frequency into you NAV1 radio and make sure it's not on stand by. Enter the heading into your COURSE selector on your autopilot panel. Once you're vectoring for the runway, change the GPS/NAV selector to NAV. Once ATC clears you for the ILS, switch on the APP selector on your autopilot panel. That's it.

As CO777ER mentioned, you have other options such as FSNAV, these are all extra programs that one can install into FS to make things more realistic and easier. However, I find alot of these programs are hit and miss and involve alot of trial and error. As a private pilot myself, I like to simplify things. What I have done, is I spent an afternoon writing down all the airport information for the airports I use most frequently, put them into sections (North America, Europe, Asia, etc.), print them out and put them in a binder. That way I have everything I need, easy at hand and easy to read and I don't have to fiddle around in the cockpit or on the screen. Also, if I fly into newer airports, I'll write down the information and once a month, I'll update my binder.
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LASoctoberB6
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RE: How To Activate The GS

Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:55 am

if youre flying ILS, and you were flying via GPS, turn the switch from GPS to NAV and then turn the APP button on, thats what i do...
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