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Announcing Tune VNAV Descent 1.3

Last updated Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:27:10 GMT
Originally posted on Sun, 06 Jan 2008 08:20:58 GMT

TuneVNAV Descent v1.3 is an improved FMC like software that calculates the optimum descent and approach speeds of an airplane. Now the TuneVNAV's v1.3 computed speeds are 80% identical with the plane's FMC's speeds and 20% better!

Adjust your FMC speeds with TuneVNAV's computed speeds, and you'll be able to land LNAV/VNAV connected.

Check tutorial demo videos to see TuneVNAV's results. Register with TuneVNAV and get access to "Ready to Fly" Tutorial Flight Projects.

Being able to get total control of your aircraft should always be the aim as a pilot, and with TuneVNAV this becomes far easier to actually make the case. You’ll be taking on a wide range of new features that will, during the flight, give you much greater control and knowledge over what you aircraft is actually doing at this moment in time.

With airplane databases that update themselves and start to change and improve all the time, this system makes it easy for you to get up-to-date information as it constantly updates itself, as well as making instant calculations in a blink of an eye that will help you improve your accuracy and your ability to actually hit the target as a pilot.

The approach speeds are going to be extremely accurate as you go, making it incredibly easy for you to know where you want to go. Additionally, you will gain access to accurate Mach speeds if you hit this rate thanks to the calculations being handled in the background by this software. In effect, it acts as your perfect balancing act and will allow you to add far more precision and detail to your flight capabilities as you go.

All you need to do when using this software is select an aircraft from the database, and enter the destination that you are heading towards ICAO code. This will give you all the information that you need from here on in, making it easy for you to start understanding the kind of instances that become so important as a virtual pilot, ensuring that you hit the right speeds to hit your perfect time.

Additionally, this software is being updated all the time to include something a bit fresher and newer to the occasion at all times. This makes it easier for you to start managing the process as you go, ensuring that you can get the features that you need for the plane that you are flying. The latest update at the time of writing is Version 3.2 so if you are not using this version you should as you will get full compatibility for various popular aircraft such as the MD11, CRJ 200-900 and DC 9 to give you a much greater level of choice between what you are using and not.

Now, you can start to easily adjust the waypoint speeds that you have set up using the right settings provided back to you by the software. This allows you to totally control and understand the way forward, with easy and effective information being provided to you at all times so that you never need to miss a beat and take off or land at the wrong speed again. It might not seem like much at the time, but getting a bit of precision in your piloting skills applies to everything that you are managing, and this includes things like the takeoff and landing speeds that you undertake! 

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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