what is the difference between a sid and a star?
SIDS are for departures, while STARs are for arrivals.
Check out the guide for more information, it’d all explained there.
ahh ok! and also what is the difference between the two and a waypoint?
Standard Instrument Departure
Standard Terminal Arrival Route
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.
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.
Yes, you can choose your own waypoints between a SID and a STAR.
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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