Manual Airbus MCDU + SEVERAL ways to plan w SKYVECTOR, SIMBRIEF & FLIGHT AWARE!
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Manual Airbus MCDU + SEVERAL ways to plan w SKYVECTOR, SIMBRIEF & FLIGHT AWARE!

Setting up flights; 'on the fly' or stringing them together is easy when you understand the MCDU in the Airbus A320; included FREE in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020! You have to think of it like a Garmin GPS. The ability to create, enter/edit a FLIGHT PLAN is the same goal. It's just a very different way of going about it. Practice for awhile and it will become second nature and allow you to pick-up learning the MCDU functions in other Airliners faster. Unfortunately, there is no STANDARD among Airplane makers. No matter what way you plan to do this you need DATA/information. Either from the world map or the other sources. Since part of the end goal is to NOT have to keep going back to the main menu/World Map every time you want to start a new flight, you will need to have tools like: SKYVECTOR, SIMBRIEF and FLIGHTAWARE. This allows you to stay in your flight and make any changes you need at any time...QUICKLY. AIRBUS A320 NEO MCDU: You can create an entire flight plan in the MCDU without needing other Third-Party Apps, provided you have all the information you need to input it. To get flight planning information so that you may create a flight plan in the MCDU rapidly, I recommend using SKYVECTOR. To create full flight plans, download the data and LOAD it into the MCDU, I recommend using SIMBRIEF or FLIGHTAWARE (Both FREE). In this livestream I will demonstrate how to do ALL OF THE ABOVE. SET ASIDE A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME AND GET YOUR COFFEE READY! HAPPY FLYING!
Fly & Land an Airbus in 15 Mins!
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Fly & Land an Airbus in 15 Mins!

15 minutes from now you will know some MAGIC! Nothing is worse than doing a long flight and not sticking the landing. You may not get ANY credit for the flight at all! That was happening to me a lot. I'm just not the greatest when it comes to having the touch with the airliners. The thought of killing so many virtual passengers was starting to crack me up too. I HAD to start practicing AUTOMATED and ASSSTED landings over and over. 1) Plan a flight 2) Get (ILS) Frequency 3) ! ! Find Glideslope Elevation!! 4) Scan Takeoff & Landing speeds 5) Enter ILS frequency into MCDU 6) Set Autopilot Speed, Altitude, Vertical Speed. TAKEOFF. Engage Autopilot. Set throttle to proper auto-throttle position. 7) Set Auto-land source ( MISTAKE: NOT NEEDED? This is for displaying VOR data in the MFD) 8) Make the plane turn onto the LOCALIZER with the LOC button. 9) When at the right altitude and distance from the runway you will get the glideslope diamond in the MFD. When the Glideslope Diamond centers select APPROACH. 10) When the plane is just a few hundred feet from runway, DISENGAGE AUTOPILOT and gently pull nose up (FLAIR). TOUCHDOWN. ENGAGE BRAKES. ENGAGE THROTTLE REVERSE THRUST. I hope this helps or that you have a better way to practice. Happy Flying. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Edit 2021: Pardon my noob mistakes. I have learned a lot since then. Thank you for all your help! CORRECTION: The FLAPS on takeoff were NOT all the way up. It looks like they are but they are NOT. THIS is why there is the OVERSPEED WARNING. Either set 0 FLAPS on takeoff or soon after lift-off. Remember to raise landing gear too. Re-recorded this and FIXED MIC AUDIO! This video was done in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
The World Map Interface & Flight Planning | Bonus: Skyvector & Flight Aware info
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The World Map Interface & Flight Planning | Bonus: Skyvector & Flight Aware info

The first time you enter the World Map you may be confused on the many ways to set up a flight plan or how to use the filters options to see more information or declutter your map. This should help you understand many of your primary options. Please ask questions if you need further help! Flight Planning Options on the World Map Interface. - DIRECT GPS: (Enter a departure and arrival and get a DIRECT TO, GPS flight plan, - VOR to VOR: Similar to the above. Using Radio NAV points rather than Ground Radio. - IFR Low: INTRUMENT Flying Routes. Imagine MAPPED Highways in the sky at different altitudes. This is the low highway. - IFR HIGH: Instrument Flying Routes that use higher altitude, established map routes. - Departure Routes = SIDS. Established routes to use when leaving an airport. Facilitating departures to a specific compas direction. - Arrival Routes = STARS. Established Arrival routes facilitating flights coming in from different compass headings. - Using the World Map Filters to enable seeing ILS Frequencies. You will need to use this option to see runway ILS transponders. The Frequencies will now be available too. BONUS INFORMATION! The MSFS Visual Flight Map used while IN-FLIGHT ( Unfortunately at this time) DOES NOT have all the information you will need. Example: ELEVATIONS! For this it is VERY HELPFUL to use a THIRD PARTY APP like: SKYVECTOR and or FLIGHT AWARE. While In-Flight you will need access to RADIO NAV Frequencies, Terrain Elements for Visual Navigation, Elevation info, Airspace Info, Airport ATIS Frequencies, etc. - IN NORTH AMERICA USE THE FREE MAPS at SKYVECTOR.COM for FLIGHT PLAN INFO. - Using Flight Aware. This is a neat tool to create detailed flight plans OUTSIDE of MSFS and LOAD them into MSFS! Particularly handy for airliner flying! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you have any questions please ask! You can also email me: Kinneas@aol.com. Though I do not check email that often. HAPPY FLYING!