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This is written, among many other SID/STARS, in my ESE-file:

STAR:ENGM:19R:SUMAK5M:SUMAK BEBIS GM397 GM396 TOMRA

 

The problem is that the aircrafts who is [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned the SUMAK5M arrival for rwy19R seems to skip the last point of the STAR namely TOMRA. This have happened every time an aircraft is on the SUMAK5M arrival. In the FP on ES there is no sign of the fix TOMRA. The STAR route goes directly from GM396 (the second last navaid in the STAR) to the airport (ENGM). I have checked my sectorfile and it does contain the fix TOMRA. Also this have happened with another STAR as well with another fix as the last navaid in the STAR, but at the same airport, also here the same problem occurs with the last navaid dissapearing... But I have only had this problem on some of the STARs to that specific airport...

 

Anyone who could help?

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No you misunderstood me, or maybe I described the problem badly...

 

The aircrafts are not skipping the last navaid in the STAR, they head after GM396 straight to TOMRA just as they should, but ES, for some strange reason, thinks that the aircrafts are supposed to skip the last navaid.

 

Here's a screenshot of an aircraft (not shown on the scope) that is to follow the TOR5M which is written like this in the ESE: STAR:ENGM:19R:TOR5M:TOR KORAX GM396 TOMRA

As you can see ES want the plane to go dct from GM396 to ENGM (the airport), but it is actually supposed to go to TOMRA acording to the STAR and the ESE-file.

 

 

 

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Hm, is it possible that the aircraft p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]es the airport that close, that ES [Mod - Happy Thoughts]umes the last waypoint ENGM to be p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ed and therefore TOMRA being skipped? However that should just happen when the aircraft p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]es the airport and not already in route calculation, right?

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Magnus, make one test: add a point after TOMRA, one of the two fix on the final. And see if the last point will be skipped again or TOMRA. Then to be fully sure, remove GM396 and see again. It may be that TOMRA is skipped for some reason from ES, but it may be some other reason.

 

However that should just happen when the aircraft p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]es the airport and not already in route calculation, right?

I think no, in any case, GM396/7 should be skipped if that was true, as they are closer to each other and the airport

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ok, thanks for your replies, here is what I have found out: When I remove GM396 everything is fine (except from the fact that the GM396 navaid is not in the STAR). The aircraft on a TOR5M arrival now proceeds directly from KORAX to TOMRA, as it should when I remove GM396. But now I want to know why GM396 (, GM395 and GM397 and every other GMXXX navaid) is causing a problem? The navaid GM396 is not important in the TOR5M arrival, as you can see of the pic, but in other STARs the GMXXX navaid is vital.

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I think no, in any case, GM396/7 should be skipped if that was true, as they are closer to each other and the airport

Hm, why should it be skipped? I was thinking about the behaviour of ES, that it [Mod - Happy Thoughts]umes a waypoint to be p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ed when within a range of 5nm or so. The aircraft would fly to GM396 and there getting in range for ENGM which triggers ENGM as last reached waypoint. That's when TOMRA would be skipped. But from my understanding, this could only happen when the aircraft is already flying the routing and not already on prediction.

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All my GM points are in the sct file under the prefix [fixes] among with all my other fixes.

Could You point out which sectorfile You are using? I just looked into the norway sectorfile available on vaccsca page (not the ES package for sweden), and the GMxxx fixes are not included. To make that clear: the waypoint might be in a STAR/SID drawing under SID/STAR section, but those are not used for route calculation. Under FIXES there is no GMxxx defined. So if You would be using this sectorfile, that would explain the problems in general. On the other hand then ES shouldn't be able to find GM396 which it does, so it's unlikely a problem with the definition.

 

And by the way, GMxxx is not part of the airway.txt as they are no regular waypoints but terminal fixes used only for SIDs/STARs.

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That's exactly the point, I don't think it's really a problem as it works for me the way it's supposed to be, too The only thing that confuses me is, that it seems to occure already on route prediction, which from what I know shouldn't be the case. How does it work for you? When an aircraft on that STAR overflys the airport, is the airport [Mod - Happy Thoughts]umed to be reached and therefore the route cut? If not, there might be a different behaviour when two waypoints have the exact same position.

 

@Magnus: maybe you can send us a log + sct + ese when you had a chance to reproduce this behaviour.

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  • 6 months later...

Using the latest AIRAC, doesn't mean that there will be no errors, the fix might have been removed from use, the AIRAC can have some errors in it. Did you have that problem, before updating to 0810? If not...try to find some other copy of the AIRAC file, or downgrade to 0809, till 0811 is out

 

P.S. Also are the GMXXX fixes used in the .ese, user defined (by this I mean there are entered in the *.sct file manually with coordinates) or are they real RNAV fixes?

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