I'm a flight sim user practicing instrument navigation with a short and apparently simple flight, SBMG to SBLO (South America). The distance between the two airports is 49.5 nautical miles (the simulator tells me). My simulator is X-Plane 11. The aircraft is the Cessna 172.
I've flown the mentioned flight a couple of times, but I'm afraid I am making mistakes. There are a couple of questions I'd like to make.
(1) You see
096 > on the first 3 nautical miles? Does it mean I should track course
096 on the
LON VOR right after takeoff, or is it just the heading I should be on for the first 3 nautical miles? You see, I'm having trouble figuring out what is the reference navigation aid for these headings/radials.
(2) After passing MG123, I start to track the
100 radial on the
LON VOR for 47 nautical miles. After 47 miles I switch to the approach chart. Is that correct?
The next chart is a IAC for SBLO. It has a VOR/DME arc.
(3) I am still tracking
LON, but the nearest entry point for the arc is
090. After 47 nautical miles, I am too close to SBLO to change my course, and it's time to enter the arc already. I feel I missed something.