When I create a flight plan using SimBrief, for example for London Gatwick (EGKK) to Dublin Airport (EIDW), it generates the following route:
NOVM1M NOVMA L620 NIBDA N14 MEDOG L18 ABLIN ABLI1L
So far I know that
NOWM1M is the departure (SID) and
ABLI1L is the arrival (STAR). In this case,
NOVMA is the last waypoint of the departure and
ABLIN is the first waypoint of the arrival. In a TBM9 aircraft for example, I can enter those routes into the FMS (G3000) by selecting it as the arrival and departure of the respective airports.
My question is about the waypoints in between:
L620 NIBDA N14 MEDOG L18. As far as I understand, a waypoint's name should consist of exactly five alphanumerical characters. Those would then only be
MEDOG. In Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, I can find and add those waypoints as enroute waypoints. I can however not find
Also in the chart created by SimBrief, there are more waypoints plotted than appear in the list, such as
My questions are:
- What are
L18, and why can I not find them in the FMS?
- Why are there additional waypoints showing on the map that do not appear on the list?
Thank you for any clarification you can give.