i own the A320 family since this week and today i started with the Step-by-Step Tutorial flight (after reading it already completely through to get an overview).
It is the flight from EDDF Frankfurt to EGLL Heathrow with an A319.
Now i face some differences from the Cockpit Situation to what is written in the tutorial:
1) there are some differences between the Checklist-Function and the checklist points mentioned in the document - but ok, i follow the ingame-checklist of course.
2) Loading the Plane: In the tutorial, its mentioned the A319 has 124 Pax - but i can load more than 150... ok, no problem so far. But im curious: Why is there such a difference?
3) I load the company route as mentioned in the tutorial (FRALHR1). Contrary to the tutorial, the SID and Star is already programmed, i did not have to add them manually. The STAR in EGLL is already programmed for runway 09L (in the tutorial i should fly to 27L). I decided to try with the predefined company route and did not change the STAR. But i have an discontinuity after Waypoint LAM, there is an "MANUAL" entry. Tutorial says, delete the discontinuity (clear in the MCDU scratchpad, then click on the respective button). But i can not delete it. Why?
For me as a newbie, these little discrepancies between document and cockpit make it difficult to understand this very important part of MDCU programming.
So i aborted my first flight now because i could not eliminate this flightplan discontinuity.
Any hints for me?