General Information. Location: SEATTLE WA USA. ICAO/IATA: KSEA / SEA. Lat/ Long: N47° ‘, W° ‘. Elevation: ft. Airport Use. This SID requires the following climb gradients: Rwy 16L: ATC climb of . Trans level: FL Trans alt: ‘. KSEA/SEA. Apt Elev. ‘. SID. SEATTLE. KSEA/SEA IFR Plates for Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport – (Seattle, WA).

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The issue I ran into was that I was extremely close to KSEA on my right and the controller had me essentially make my turn at If this happens to you, you can find the same charts on the myairplane.

I don’t know enough about real-world operations at KSEA to say which runway it would be most realistic to use, but often the longest runway is used for departures, so for this example we’ll be using either 16L or 34R. By Owen Catherwood – Fri Jun 16, 3: Return to Charts, Navigation and Flightplanning Help. Nothing seemed to happen and I noticed I was going in the wrong direction so I just went ahead and turned north.

As for preferred routes, check Simroutes for the US. A word of caution: Posted August 19, Now we need to enter all that information into the CDU. What I did barely constituted a turn in my book. Next press RTE to see the routing: By George Marinakis – Fri Jun 16, How are we to know this is a STAR or do you just start assuming? WAKER looks like it is the best bet with the direction of our arrival, so let us use that.

For the US, you can find charts by going to www. This is a long post with many images. You can post new topics in this forum You can reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum. I will begin by describing how to configure the flight xid system for the part of the route that is the same regardless which direction KLAX is operating in.


I don’t know why you couldn’t find it because it certainly exists. Transition altitude in the US and Canada is standardized at 18,’.

Flight Simulation’s Premier Resource! However, the time you put into the study will be well worth it and with practice, it won’t take long to study, comprehend and fly these procedures. Since there is a requirement to cross NEZUG above 4,’ I would suggest that you set the MCP somewhere around 7,’ initially – that should give you time to get the airplane cleaned up before you have to worry about resetting the MCP altitude.

Tonight I was on and had my FS9-generated route replaced by the controller with the following: I may have overlooked it in the OP, but flightaware has quick links to the pdfs at the top of the page when you’ve selected your airport.

Ruth McTighe Posts: Again, thanks for all the help. If I have some time Monday or Tuesday I’ll take a look at your suggestions.


At this point you should have: I forget the name Well done for persevering with it! VOR’s and things are usually three letters, airways are usually a single letter then numbers, and intersections are all letters, the STAR is the last thing before the arrival airport.

First there was the Wid 6 departure. I’m not blaming any individual developer for this problem, by the way – Seattle has always been a problem area for me in FSX. This limited FMC took pages to explain itself and that’s more than enough for me.


You’ll get better at this studying the departure, setting up your radios ahead of time, planning your turn ahead of time all while flying the plane Rich Heimlich wrote: On departure we get asked about flying a SID if one isn’t submitted in the flightplan. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.

I thought that might be interesting to work through, since there is an excellent free source of real-world US routes out there, flightaware. ATC may and probably will take you off of it before you fully complete it but go ahead and incorporate one into your flight planning.

Click 4 or 5 times, then sit back and enjoy the landing: I had a chance tonight to re-fly the same route, this time armed with some deeper understanding, and it went great.


There are two issues that we need to deal with. Thanks, Rick and Ed – appreciate the feedback!

File Library – What’s New. Your efforts are much appreciated, Ray! George Marinakis Posts: I’ve included a few of these, but do note that these direct links will become invalid when the current cycle expires.

You are taking the first steps at dumping the unrealistic FS9 planner and you are going to start planning and flying like they do in the real world. Begin by opening the airport diagram found on the second page of the KSEA search results. The usual reason for the throttles going out of sync is that you tried to type with the focus on the FS window instead of the SB window, and happened to hit the E key, which affects the engine.