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Hello! I need some help figuring out my Equipment Code (I am using XSquawkBox):

 

CIV-A INS

 

VOR NAV

 

no ILS unless necessary

 

 

IF YOU ARE LOOKING UP WHAT A CIV-A IS DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS ONLY IF YOU HAVE USED CIVA AND NEVER HAVE ISSUES WITH CONTROLLERS WITH CERTAIN CODE

 

I was going to help you, but I was going to have to look up CIV-A so now I'm not.

Ryan Geckler - GK | Former VATUSA3 - Division Training Manager

VATSIM Minneapolis ARTCC | FAA Miami ARTCC 

Cross the Pond Planning Team

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On VATSIM you're almost always one of these:

 

/L = RNAV and RVSM (capable of FL290 or higher)

/G = RNAV, no RVSM (ceiling of FL289 or lower)

/W = non-RNAV with DME, RVSM

/A = non-RNAV with DME, non-RVSM

/U = non-RNAV without DME

 

There's also /I which is basic RNAV without procedure-loading, which a CIVA sort of is -- but /I indicates no RVSM. So most VATSIM pilots flying vintage airliners equipped with the CIVA will file it /W with a remark indicating they can go direct to a lat/lon if needed.

 

And I didn't have to Google any of that, so, ppbbbbbbbtttttttttttt!

Cheers,

-R.

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Since we cannot look up what an "INS" is (of course we do know this!), I can only tell you as friendly as you did:

 

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=faa+flight+plan+equipment+codes

 

Don't mean it to be rude, just ive gotten plenty of answers leading me to having issues during departure and arrival.

 

On VATSIM you're almost always one of these:

 

/L = RNAV and RVSM (capable of FL290 or higher)

/G = RNAV, no RVSM (ceiling of FL289 or lower)

/W = non-RNAV with DME, RVSM

/A = non-RNAV with DME, non-RVSM

/U = non-RNAV without DME

 

There's also /I which is basic RNAV without procedure-loading, which a CIVA sort of is -- but /I indicates no RVSM. So most VATSIM pilots flying vintage airliners equipped with the CIVA will file it /W with a remark indicating they can go direct to a lat/lon if needed.

 

And I didn't have to Google any of that, so, ppbbbbbbbtttttttttttt!

 

Awesome, I've heard a wide varity outside of /W but that sounds about right to what I plan on and need, Thanks alot!

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Don't mean it to be rude, just ive gotten plenty of answers leading me to having issues during departure and arrival.

 

Awesome, I've heard a wide varity outside of /W but that sounds about right to what I plan on and need, Thanks alot!

Don't rely on the majority of ATCOs to a) read the equipment code and b) expect ATC to believe what's filled in there. When you fly to or from major airports we [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ume that you have "the full stuff" available. If you get a clearance that you cannot follow just politely advise that you are unable due to navigation equipment. ATC will accommodate you. And even these days B727s would have to be retro-fitted with modern NAV-stuff to legally fly to the big places.
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If only there was a place, like a resource center or something similar that would have all this information.

 

 

Oh wait, there is... https://www.vatsim.net/pilot-resource-centre/general-lessons/choosing-equipment-code

Normally I'm on board with a bit of snark and a "RTFM" post, Kirk, but the OP here was asking specifically how the CIVA fits into that scheme, which the linked article doesn't clearly address.

Cheers,

-R.

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