deleted, all future ETAs are calculated as if no loiter
time will be spent in the MFP.
(11) Exiting the MFP. Performing a direct-to
another waypoint, besides the pattern fix, is the only
way to terminate MFPs. This places the pattern fix
waypoint into history.
o. Intercept Operations.
(1) Intercept Calculations. Up to 10 moving
targets may be simultaneously defined. Intercept
solutions to these targets may be inserted as either the
active waypoint for immediate (direct-to) execution or
as a future waypoint to implement a future intercept of
a moving target. Figure 3C-100 and Table 3C-70
illustrate how to define moving waypoint parameters
for use in intercept solutions.
The intercept computations determine the true
minimum time to intercept to the moving waypoint.
This is not a homing type solution. If interception is
not possible, the Point of Closest Approach (PCA)
(i.e., the location where the target will be the closest) is
computed and "PCA Intercept" will be annunciated
when the intercept is the active waypoint.
intercepts whether inserted in the flight plan or not. If
an intercept has not been inserted, the computations
are performed as if it were a directto intercept from
(a) Direct Intercept. When an intercept is
the active waypoint, the intercept location is regularly
updated based on the following information.
1. Current own aircraft position and
2. Moving target definition
The intercept point location is adjusted as
required and the inbound course is edited to match the
current DirectTo course into the waypoint. To
perform a direct intercept, perform the following steps.
1. Enter the desired parameters on
the Intercept A page.
2. Press the FPLN INSR line select
3. Press the line select key adjacent
to the TO waypoint location. Refer
Figure 3C-100. Intercept Definition
Table 3C-70. Intercept Definition Procedure
Pressing EDIT function key will access
the Edit page
Press to access the Intercept A page
Displays the current bearing/distance to
target, NOT to intercept point.
Insert target fix time; defaults to the UTC
in effect when the target fix was inserted.
Access Flight Plan page for insertion or
removal of intercept from flight plan.
Insert the intercept in trail distance
(defaults to zero).
Insert the reported target groundspeed.
Insert the reported target track.
Insert the reported target fix.