I am referring more to Terminal Area Procedures (SID, STAR, Approach), rather than en route waypoints, airways etc. How do I know if such a waypoint is a "fly over" or not?

Especially for some RNAV procedures, where the turn to join the final approach course can be 90 degrees. I have already read the "Fly over or fly by question" but I did not find a reply to the above, although the example quoted and shown in that question was a very good example of what I am asking.

  • $\begingroup$ Are you asking what the chart symbols are? This question might also be relevant. $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Jan 15, 2021 at 5:29
  • $\begingroup$ Are you referring to the waypoints as depicted on the FMC legs page? . . . or chart symbology? Remember FMC legs and vertical profile must be checked against the published procedure before shooting an approach. $\endgroup$
    – skipper44
    Jan 15, 2021 at 6:07
  • $\begingroup$ I am referring to both actually, but specifically referring to SID, STAR and Approaches (both Instrument and RNAV) Does the FMC show the difference? And are they shown differently on the ND? $\endgroup$ Jan 15, 2021 at 8:50

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A flyover waypoint will have a circle drawn around it on a chart, whereas a fly-by waypoint will not. (Easy to remember: the circle looks like the O in Over)

The symbols for a fly-by and a flyover waypoint in aeronatutial maps and charts can be differenciated by the circle surrouning flyover waypoints.

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