0 if the aircraft is on the
ground, or a close estimate if
Used to approve the data on
the page and enter the data
into the computer memory.
accessible until this step is
(7) Omega Restart Initialization Page. Not
(8) Message Page. The message (MSG)
annunciators illuminate whenever there is a situation
acknowledged by pressing the MSG key, which
displays the message page. The message page lists
the various messages that are applicable to the unit's
operation at that time.
After viewing the message, the operator may
either select a new page by pressing another page key
or by pressing the MSG key that will return to the
previous page. In either case, the message light will
be extinguished unless there is a situation that
requires operator action. In this case the message
light will remain on solid until the pilot's action is taken.
Whenever new messages are displayed the operator
previously viewed messages by a blank line.
(9) Flight Plan Pages. The flight plan menu
pages (FPLS) display a listing of the flight plans
contained in the systems memory. The flight plans are
listed in increasing order of flight plan number. When
initialization is complete, the first flight plan menu page
appears. A maximum of 100 flight plans may be listed
by the flight plan numbers 0 to 99. If more than nine
flight plans are stored, successively pressing the FPL
key will display additional FPLS pages containing the
remaining stored flight plans.
number is entered into this
field. The flight plan number
selected does not have to be
displayed on this page.
The 0 indicates the first flight
plan number. Flight plan 0 is
the active flight plan and is
displayed on each flight plan
The > notes that another
operation can be performed
by pressing the CLR key
while the cursor is over this
field. When indexed to the
left of a flight plan, it provides
the option to store that flight
plan in any unused flight plan
The * indicates that this is a
protected flight plan.
empty flight plans available
(10) Flight Plan # Page. Each flight plan page
is called up via the flight plan menu page. A flight plan
is limited to a maximum of 25 waypoints. An * after
FPL would indicate that this is a protected flight plan.
This flight plan can be made
active by placing the cursor
The option of activating this
flight plan in inverted order is
becomes the last and last
waypoint becomes the first)
by placing the cursor over
waypoints are used in a flight
plan, the next page (or pages)
can be displayed by placing
the cursor over NEXT PAGE?
and pressing ENTER. From
the last page of the flight plan
this procedure is used to
return to the first page of the
Distance is displayed from the
A data entry field where a
reference navaid or airport
identifier may be entered to
create an on course waypoint.
(11) Flight Plan 0 Page. The flight plan 0
page is a display of the active flight plan and its
This line is present only when
direct to operation is being
used. The direct to waypoint