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Using Stars to set up an approach

Pro Member First Officer
leachus2002 First Officer

Hi Peeps

I was just wondering if there is an easy way to work out which Star to use when you are planning your route and entering it into the FMC?

I have just flown EGBB to EHAM and thought I had my route sorted, until I entered a Star to work out my approach, then I started getting loads of "Route Discontinuities" and end up messing up my approach altogether 😞

Can anyone help please?

Thanks
Leachus

Pro Member Chief Captain
CRJCapt Chief Captain

The STAR is part of the route not the approach. You would have to have charts for your destination or use a route finder to set the arrival before take off. At the end of your arrival, you can do any approach. It's normal to have a discontinuity at the end of the STAR. You will fly radar vectors to the final approach course 9/10 times. 🙂

Pro Member First Officer
leachus2002 First Officer

super, many thanks

Is there a website I can download flight plans from?

Pro Member Chief Captain
CRJCapt Chief Captain

leachus2002 wrote:

super, many thanks
Is there a website I can download flight plans from?

http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/

It gives you the route but not the STAR, it's all that I could find.

Try this one also:
http://www.simroutes.com/



Last edited by CRJCapt on Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:05 pm, edited 1 time in total
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Try this for STAR charts for UK (you need to register but it's free):

and this for the Netherlands:
http://www.ais-netherlands.nl/

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