Do Not Shut Down Flight Simulator prior to filing a PIREP

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Do Not Shut Down Flight Simulator prior to filing a PIREP
Logging a Flight using wACARS
The
purpose of this training presentation will cover
how to start and log a Flight/PIREP for Virtual
Northwest Airlines .
This presentation will give step by step illustrations of
the process of starting and capturing a flight using the
World ACARS system.
Logging a Flight using wACARS
You
should have already activated your wACARS account and
have the software loaded on your computer.
The
first step is start your Flight Simulator and set up your
flight. Flight simulator needs to be running so wACARS will
recognize it to start the tracking.
Make
sure your engines are shut down.
Next
you need to open wACARS
Logging a Flight using wACARS
Open
the wACARS program to acquire the screen below.
Enter
your Username and Password, click login & Connect to
FS
Logging a Flight using wACARS
Once
you log in you should see your wACARS screen like
below with all your pilot information and connection
confirmation.
Logging a Flight using wACARS
Next
click on the “Schedule Tab”.
Select
You
your departing city out of the drop box and click on “Get Schedule”
can also bid on your flight from the Website as well.
Logging a Flight using wACARS
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Once a departure airport is chosen you will see a list of flights departing from that
airport .
Click to highlight your flight and click on the “Bid on Flight” button
The “Bid Added” button will indicate a successful flight bid
Logging a Flight using wACARS
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Next click on the “PIREP” tab to return to the screen below
Click on the “Get Flight Info button to retrieve your flight bid information
You would get the same information from a flight bid chosen from the Website
Logging a Flight using wACARS
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Next you should see your “Flight Found!” information/data in most of the
blocks below
Verify that the correct information is listed for your flight bid
Logging a Flight using wACARS
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The next step is a very important one, you need to input your flight level (altitude) you
will be flying the route at.
If you do not input the altitude you will get an error message
Enter your “Flight Level” here
Logging a Flight using wACARS
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Next you need to click on the “Start Flight” button and see a similar screen below
You should see “Recording” and data in the “Flight Log” box. Your PIREP is active
and you are ready to fly.
Logging a Flight using wACARS
The
next few slides will show examples of the system in flight
and other tabs you see on wACARS.
Logging a Flight using wACARS
From
the PIREP Tab this shows the aircraft climbing right
after departure and the time stamped Flight Log.
Logging a Flight using wACARS
The
next 3 slides will show examples of the “Aircraft Data”
captured in flight that will determine acceptable flight/PIREP
conditions for a flight.
Logging a Flight using wACARS
Example
of the “Aircraft Data” captured/logged during the
flight. Example below shows landing lights on, is on climb out at
6804 feet, and no Aircraft Warnings
Logging a Flight using wACARS
Example
of the “Aircraft Data” captured/logged during the
flight. Example shows Altitude 11962 lights off and no Aircraft
Warnings
Logging a Flight using wACARS
Examples
of the “Metar” and “Charts” Tabs shown below
Logging a Flight using wACARS
Next
2 slides are the Online Status and Chat of vNWA Pilots
Click
the “Connect” Button
Logging a Flight using wACARS
When
you connect successfully you will see members on line
and flight information on the left side.
The
chat window is on the right side.
Logging a Flight using wACARS
The
next few slides will cover finishing your flight and filing your
PIPREP
This
is what you will see once you have parked at the gate and shut down
your engines
Logging a Flight using wACARS
Once
the engines are shut down, ensure that your Parking Brakes are set.
(Do Not Shut Down Flight Simulator prior to filing a PIREP)
Submit
Click
button.
any comment or issues you may have had with the flight.
on “Stop Flight” and next click on the illuminated “File PIREP”
Logging a Flight using wACARS
You
should see a pop-up window indicating that your PIREP was filed.
Click
on “OK” to confirm and close confirmation window.
Logging a Flight using wACARS
Congratulations!,
You have successfully recorded a flight and submitted
your PIREP into Virtual Northwest’s World ACARS System
Click
on “Web Browser” to access the home page and your Pilot Center.
Logging a Flight using wACARS
Click
on “Pilot Center” to view your log book and confirm your flight.
Congratulations!
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