Difference between sid and star

what is the difference between a sid and a star?

SIDS are for departures, while STARs are for arrivals.

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Check out the guide for more information, it’d all explained there.

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ahh ok! and also what is the difference between the two and a waypoint?

SID:
Standard Instrument Departure
STAR:
Standard Terminal Arrival Route

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A waypoint is a single location which you can input into your flight plan. SIDS and STARs are groups of waypoints to get you into/out of the airport.

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oh ok so if i choose the ATC preferred sid then i can put in my own plan by using the waypoints and then use a star.

Inputting a SID/STAR is a faster way to input the single waypoints, as well as altitudes.

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Yes, you can choose your own waypoints between a SID and a STAR.

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thanks everyone!!!

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A waypoint is just a point at a specific location.

SIDS and STARS are sort of routes made up of waypoints together helping with traffic flow.

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