There are a few things that can only be accessed through the TSC Menu button, but most everything else can be found starting with a swiping motion for POF, FPLAN, or ATC. For example, everything from the Menu/FMS button can be found by swiping FPLAN and looking at the tabs above.
Everything here is from the references shown below, with a few comments in an alternate color.
If you want to highlight a fix (such as an ETP) or give yourself a specific diameter around a fix for airwork or other reasons, you can:
As with many Touch Screen Controller tasks, there are more than a few ways to do this, but this seems to be the easiest.
When first powered, the TSC come up as follows:
The left seat pilot should keep TSC 1 and 2 where they are so that you can select "CABIN PWR" and "All On" from TSC 2 followed by "Sec Pwr" to check the SSPCs, as well as execute the FCS test when it comes up on the checklist.
The right seat pilot should keep TSC 3 where one button press gets you to "FPLN Source" and TSC 4 is one button press to "FMS Init" which is a good way to start.
You are just checking to make sure the time and date are correct (automatically off the GPS), the present position is initialized (automatically off the GPS). Here you will also check to make sure the database is up to date (green), and the FMS active mode is as desired (usually Synchronous/FMS1-2). Normally all you need to do here is press the "FPLN Source" button, but it should already be set on TSC 3, which is my preference.
I prefer the flight plan on TSC 3 and you can get there by pressing the "Continue to FPLN Source" button on the default FMS Init page.
Here you can select from a datalink requested flight plan, a manually inputted one, or one that has been previously stored. For the datalink method, all you need is the Recall number. For the manually inputted flight plan, you will need the airport identifiers. The stored flight plans will populate the window that comes up next. No matter which of the three methods selected, the result after hitting the "Load" button should be the flight plan page.
If manually entering a flight plan you will see an "Amend Route" option where you can add waypoints. The "Join Airway" button illuminates if there are airway options after that waypoint. Selecting "Dep/Arr" gives you the option of specifying the departure runway and procedure, as well as the arrival runway and procedure. The bloomed "Activate" button will activate any changes.
Once the flight plan is active, the "Activate" prompt goes away. The "from" waypoint will be in amber, the "to" waypoint will be magenta, and all following waypoints will be green.
Selecting the "Active FPLN Data" button will change the display to show:
Pressing any of the waypoints on the left column will bring up a task menu. Not every task is available for every type of waypoint, in which case the tas will be grayed out.
The next tab after "Flight Plan" is "Perf Init" and that is good, but you will not always be presented with the correct page, which should be "Fuel/Weight" to get everything correctly. If you miss this, the performance will not initialize. So try to remember to look left at the start of this new tab.
Once a page is done, you should see a prompt for the next page on the bottom right. In this case, the next page will be "Alt/Spd."
The "Cruise Alt" entry will likely be blank and must be filled before you can continue. Once all necessary entries have been made the "Confirm Init to POF Data" button will appear and bloom.
You shouldn't neet to make any changes to the POF Data page. It does give you a "Next Fuel Data" button but you could as easily press the "Fuel Data" button on top.
You shouldn't neet to make any changes to the Fuel Data page either. It does give you a "Next Perf Takeoff" button but you could as easily press the "Perf Takeoff" button on top.
If you have already selected the runway all you should have to do is enter the surface winds. (But you can enter the departure runway and SID from here if you didn't. Everything else is derived by the airplane, but you can make changes.
These values should already be filled in, but you can make changes.
These values can be left blank if there are no obstacles that penetrate the normal obstacle floor or SID climb gradient.
Here is where you would make changes to rated/flex thrust, flaps 10°/20°, CAI and WAI, BTMS status, and thrust reverser use. You should see the "Confirm Init to TO Data" in the bottom right. If you don't, there is a missing field somewhere in the previous pages.
The next page should be your completed takeoff data. You can select manual data by pressing the "Auto" button and then enter the numbers here.
This data will be duplicated on the Phase of Flight / Takeoff page.
The next page shows climb data related to climb requirements set by a SID, obstacle, or baseline minimums.
There is a Start Up page but I don't find it particularly useful once you are ready to start engines so I tend to keep these pages this way from engine start to taxi to takeoff.
The Phase of Flight / Takeoff page is a good one to have up at TSC 1 since it gives you the V-speed, takeof data, and autobrake information.
From the left seat I like having this page at TSC 2 since it will let me know how we are along the way to getting the airplane configured. If something needs to be corrected, the item under "Configuration Info" will be in amber.
From the right seat I like having this page at TSC 4 for the same reasons plus it gives me a way to adjust the XPDR, TCAS, and radar. Accessing the radio is simply a matter of swiping down from the top and then hit the "X" to leave that page returns you to where you were.
I tend to keep the FPLAN page up at TSC 3 since the left seat pilot can easily see it and it is close enough to DU3 that it is easy to see the results of navigation changes.
Once en route I like having the POF en route page at TSC 1 and TSC 4 (depending on what seat I am in) since it seems to have everything I need. Notice the top line tells me which radio is primary for transmission and even the frequency. Drop down a few lines and you see the VREF for the current configuration and altitude.
Setting up for the arrival the POF Arrival page gives you access to landing data (needed for approach numbers), ATS (needed for ATIS), display control (needed for HUD/EVS), flight guidance, and autobrakes. Once completed, the page should be populated with the needed data. To get started, you will need to press the FMS Landing button on the top left.
If you haven't selected an arrival STAR, approach, or landing runway yet, you can do that here. Then you will need to add the surface conditions. Required entries will be "bloomed." The "Next STAR Rwy" on the bottom right prompts you for the next step.
The STAR Rwy page allows you to enter STAR, STAR transition, approach transition, approach, and runway information, as well as the runway configuration.
The APR Mins page determines the automatic callouts at minimums. It defaults to Off but you can select "Baro" (the "minimums" call at the selected barometric altitude) or Rad Alt (which gives a radio altimeter height). I believe this has changed to "Secondary" for an additional call. If you need to adjust the cruise altitude, the "Alt/Speed" button on the left takes you to the FMS page to do that.
Most of the selections are needed to achieve a "Confirm Init to LDG Data" button, which is needed to get your landing data numbers. Most are also self explanatory, but the documentation is sparse.
Once you have the necessary data entered, you should see a bloomed "Confirm Init to LDG Data" button. Click that to see your completed data.
Much of this data is duplicated on the POF Arrival page. You should go there for your arrival and landing since that is a good place to ensure the autobrakes are properly set.
Gulfstream GVII-G500 Airplane Flight Manual, Revision 4, August 29, 2019
Gulfstream GVII-G500 Production Aircraft Systems, Revision 3, July 15, 2019
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