According to http://www.flightaware.com the standard YVR-YYC route is ADSIX KESTA KETTL HOWZR.
Wondering what is really entered in the RTE page?
That's the route as normally entered. The FMC Prog page will show the distance as 377 nm, IIRC, and once confirmed against the flight release distance figure, we'll ACTIVATE the route, then press [EXECUTE].ADSIX KESTA KETTL HOWZR
Prior to Top of Descent (TOD), we'll enter the HANDA arrival for the appropriate approach.
If you look at the Handa arrival, with expoerience flying the route, you would notice that the arrival route for runway 10 has more track miles than might actually be flown on a visual approach, if VMC prevails and traffic is light.
In anticipation of this, some crews will elect to make the waypoint constraint at ALBRO (10000' OR ABOVE) into a 'hardened' figure of 10000' or so. Left to it's own, the FMC would have the aircraft at some higher altitude (based on the track miles of the full, 'unadulterated' arrival), making it a lot more work if the controller clears the aircraft direct to the IAF for 10.
Hope that makes up for the cheeky post I may have put on here somewhere.
The 737 Cockpit companion is available at Aviation World near YYZ and YVR. There should only be minor differences between the standard one and the Westjet one.Another hard core simmer question.Just wondering does anybody have a copy of the B737 WestJet Cockpit Companion book.Is it a good reading book regarding Westjet aircraft.
If you're not near these airports, they do mail orders as well.