I have a question about calculating my altitude in FPL (in order to have acceptable vertical speed while descending) through waypoints in STAR’s and approach procedures when they are blank/need input.
I have a rough idea of what should be correct and what isn’t but a rough idea could result in a rough flight if you know what I mean.
I’ve attached a screenshot of my current flight into KSJC using the ROBIE5 STAR and I30L APP. I’m flying a 737–700.
Do you think the altitudes I’ve set in the STAR would be appropriate? They were blank, except for the I30L APP altitudes they were obviously pre-filled - and I don’t think it’s appropriate to rely on VNAV to descent from 36,000ft to the first waypoint in the approach (KLIDE @ 4,000ft) - unless this is proper? Meaning, just let VNAV handle the STAR and watch speed?
Any input would be much appreciated!