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crosscheck9 Guest

hello all,
I know that in getting from one place to another, you just follow the Gps course via selecting the nav/gps mode switch and all, but isn't there any other way?

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

You can be vectored by ATC on IFR flying so you don't need the GPS or for more modern aircraft, the FMC does it all for you.
Another way is VOR navigation which is all explained clearly here:

http://www.navfltsm.addr.com/vor-nav.htm

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SoCalRick First Officer

crosscheck9 wrote:

hello all,
I know that in getting from one place to another, you just follow the Gps course via selecting the nav/gps mode switch and all, but isn't there any other way?

There's "dead reckoning," but I like Jon's ways better, lol. I'm curious what type of aircraft you're flying? That would make a difference in what options are available to you.

crosscheck9 Guest

I'm flying the MD-81. I did all standard procedures needed to activate the glideslope, the problem is that it doesn't show up...it is a full package, meaning aircraft and panel all in one...to find it, follow this link http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=alitalia+full+package&CatID=root i hope u can find it...by the way, I did what 99jolegg said about getting invalid_session, but it still apears...it's so frustrating, please help

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

I think you need to lower the cookie settings or something. Im not too sure about it, but RadarMan told me what to do last time, so PM him or wait until he replies here. 😉

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SoCalRick First Officer

crosscheck9 wrote:

I'm flying the MD-81. I did all standard procedures needed to activate the glideslope, the problem is that it doesn't show up...it is a full package, meaning aircraft and panel all in one...to find it, follow this link http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=alitalia+full+package&CatID=root i hope u can find it..

Downloading from avsim is woefully slow right now as it's the weekend. Where are you looking for the Glideslope and localizer? They're shown in this screenie of an MD-81 panel, do you see them?

crosscheck9 Guest

I've been looking everywhere, avsim, simviation, fsimzone, surclaro, along with many more...I can't find an add-on which is a single glideslope gauge..very frustrating to look for

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SoCalRick First Officer

crosscheck9 wrote:

I've been looking everywhere, avsim, simviation, fsimzone, surclaro, along with many more...I can't find an add-on which is a single glideslope gauge..very frustrating to look for

Here is the actual panel from an MD-81 cockpit; is this what your model's panel looks like? If you have everything set up properly for your flight then your glideslope should come alive right there

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