Visualise radials on waypoints SIDS/STARS

Hi, relatively new user here, and first post.

My question is: using charts is there a way to see the radial that a waypoint on SID/STARS is on for the local VOR, or manual link to VOR? Perhaps this info is there already and i am missing something?

Would be great to be able to draw a line from the VOR to the waypoint and have the radial etc displayed.

thanks

Hello Oliver! Welcome to the forum.

I am not 100% sure about what exactly it is that you are describing, but I am pretty sure that we don’t have that feature currently. In order to make this a feature suggestion for the next version, I have to establish just what you’d like this feature to be.

If I understand you correctly, you want something like this, where in this case the black stars connected with lines make up a STAR and the blue lines represent radials from a “local” VOR?

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What purpose does this have? How would you use it?

Kind Regards,
Malte

Thanks Malte,
yes thats exactly what I had in mind. I thought it would be useful when flying sids/stars without GPS, using VOR and DME. Currently i would look at the course and the distance moved to work out when i need to change course when following a sid/star. However, i would like to know the radial and distance from VOR a waypoint crosses. I thought this might be useful for precision navigation - to know when I have arrived at a waypoint based on the radial and distance from the VOR. But as a disclaimer I am only a sim pilot so maybe it’s not that useful - or that information is already displayed somewhere in the chart?
thanks

Hello again!

To me, it sounds like you want the Charts application to show you exactly what your instruments inside the simulated cockpit are made for. Keeping track of a certain distance (DME) and radial (VOR) is key when using radio navaids for navigation, and is a fun skill to practice.

That said, we will certainly consider this feature in our VFR project, albeit not limited to this specific use-case but rather in a way that is available at any point in a flight. Thank you for your suggestion!

Kind Regards,
Malte

Thanks Malte,
yes i think we are on the same wavelength. To navigate using VOR to waypoint ‘X’ then i need to know the radial and the distance from the VOR. so if you are planning on adding a feature that would allow for drawing lines from VORs to waypoints (and user created waypoints) which gives the radial and the distance i’d use that feature.
thanks

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