I have watched infinite flight’s tutorial on it, but im still not exactly sure at what distance I should arm VNAV prior to descent. If someone can please help me that would be hugely appreciated.
You should arm VNAV when you reach 1 minute before you start your descend into the airport you’re flying into
I just arm mine when I reach cruise on a short haul. I’m a lazy pilot 😂
There is no real time to do it, just do it when you have been cleared to descend, or are ready and with your device. If ATC is active, I strongly recommend not arming it until you have been cleared.
I would say be careful about doing this. All of my violations have come from arming VNAV when reaching cruise, falling asleep, and then getting an over speed violation because I didn’t wake up. It only took me 18 times to learn to stop doing that 😆
I only do I for short hauls not long hauls
- first make sure you have a proper flight plan properly included with STARs and Approaches with altitudes
- from the time you reach a cruising altitude, this will show the time you are away from the top of descent (TOD:____) and the distance in NM (____NM). it is recommended that you arm VNAV when you are 1 minute away from the top of descent
- over here you too you will be able to see the distance from the top of descent. when you have altitudes in your flight plan and you don’t see a number over here, you have missed the top of descent so beware :)
VNAV calculates the vertical speed in accordance to your speed, you should usually aim for -1600 to -1900 as this will be a smooth descent
Thank you very much.
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