Joined: 11 Dec 2005
|Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:26 pm Post subject: DATA LINK - ATC Menu
|DATA LINK - ATC Menu
The COMM display ATC menu selection allows display of downlink message pages.
ATC data link requires manual logon to a participating ATC facility. Once logged on, transfer to adjacent ATC facilities is normally automatic.
ATC Menu Downlink Pages
Combination Downlink Request
Requests from the altitude, speed, and route pages can be combined into one downlink request.
Each request is individually selected and filled out.
Select subsequent request pages by selecting RETURN, and selecting additional downlink pages from the ATC main menu.
When data is entered into the second request page, the SEND key changes to VERIFY.
The SEND key is active on the VERIFY REQUEST page.
A combined request is limited to five elements. Selecting a sixth request element displays the MESSAGE LIMIT EXCEEDED information message.
The verify page provides a display of the combined request elements.
Elements requiring revision before sending are revised on their respective request page.
Selecting SEND transmits the combined downlink message to ATC.
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Voice Contact Request
ATC Connection Displays
ATC Requested Report
ATC uplink messages can contain a request for a report.
When the uplink is accepted, the DISPLAY REPORT key is displayed.
Selecting DISPLAY REPORT displays the ATC requested report which can be sent.
Some reports can be armed for automatic transmission when conditions are met.
The LEAVING, LEVEL, PASSING, and REACHING reports can be armed for automatic transmission.
Selecting the ARM key for a report displays ARMED for the report status.
When a report is armed, the ARM key changes to DISARM.
When a report is automatically transmitted, an ATC uplink message confirms the report was sent.