I’m currently flying an Emirates A380 from Washington Dulles to Dubai International (EK232). I’m around 2 hours away from Dubai, and as this was a nearly 14 hour flight: I did the whole take-off sequence, got my navigation all sorted out, and went to bed.
So on the A380 - you the get “NAV” option. I thought this meant that my flight would fly the route as per the navigation points I had already preselected. However, after I woke up this morning - I found my flight halfway through the Arctic (Off-COURSE). I quickly changed my route, and made it direct to Dubai.
Could someone please explain to me how NAV works? And also on planes like the 777-300ER, you get “NAV APPR”. Whats that all about?