Friday, February 6, 2009

San Francisco - Los Angeles / Boeing 737-800 (SWA273) / IFR

This flight went find, until I started in on the SADDE6 arrival. I had gone a long way without reaching T/D and ATC asked me why I was not descending. I looked at the ND and discovered that FIM wasn't were it belonged: it was way south of SYMON, instead of way north. As a result, I was overshooting SYMON and not descending. I made direct for SYMON and that helped, but it was a very steep descent into the airport as ATC gave me vectors to the 24R approach. Somehow I managed, but later I discovered that the latest procedure files are all messed up.

I still get flickering of the ground at add-on airports, too, and I don't know why.