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737 800/900 Tutorial Flight Help

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I am referring to the Tutorial Flight that PMDG has included in the PMDG 737 800/900

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That is correct. It should descend to 5000 until you either enter a programmed ILS glideslope in APP MCP mode or you cancel VNAV or ALT hold and steer the vertical path of the aircraft yourself.

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Thanks for the info! I finally found that APP Mode button. Didn't see it originally. Now I just need to figure out how to slow the aircraft down.Lost the altitude that I needed, but bore in on the runway around 300 Knots!That was fun!Eric

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hi,I tried the tutorial and also ran into trouble on the descent. It landed sucessfuly but touched the runway at 240kt... fortunately it's a long rwy.I'll give it another shot soon and try to find out the proper procedure or what I've done wrong.Cheers,Pedro Venda.

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Hi Pedro You must set the correct speed on the MCP. That speed is determined on the approach page of the FMC(flap 30 or 40)As the aircraft slows be sure to watch the spped tape to monitor the flap extension speeds. Hope this helps, Chuck

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Now I am no expert like most guys here but I always start the descent earlier than the T/D. Then use the speed brake quite early. And dont forget to extend flaps at correct time.This always works for me.


Keith Sandford.

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Another thing, descend in speed mode, not path mode. This gets me down quicker to 10,000 ft so i have more time to slow down below therePeter


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>Hi Pedro> You must set the correct speed on the MCP. That speed>is determined on the approach page of the FMC(flap 30 or 40)As>the aircraft slows be sure to watch the spped tape to monitor>the flap extension speeds. Hope this helps,> Chuckbut I have set the suggested flaps30 approach speed (thanks for the tip anyway). also, I went as far as setting flaps1 due to excessive speed. the vnav disconnected several times (but I kept insisting). I still don't know what I've done wrong, but perhaps this weekend I'll find some time to repeat the tutorial and post the results.I'd like to know what reference point do we have to lower gears? is it a determined height/altitude? is it a reference speed (maybe both)?cheers,pedro venda.

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>>Hi Pedro>> You must set the correct speed on the MCP. That>speed>>is determined on the approach page of the FMC(flap 30 or>40)As>>the aircraft slows be sure to watch the spped tape to>monitor>>the flap extension speeds. Hope this helps,>> Chuck>>but I have set the suggested flaps30 approach speed (thanks>for the tip anyway). also, I went as far as setting flaps1 due>to excessive speed. the vnav disconnected several times (but I>kept insisting). I still don't know what I've done wrong, but>perhaps this weekend I'll find some time to repeat the>tutorial and post the results.>>I'd like to know what reference point do we have to lower>gears? is it a determined height/altitude? is it a reference>speed (maybe both)?Long time ago in a thread far far away I reported problems with the 737 tutorial flight.I've done it again and this time all went well. I can speculate that last time somehow I messed up with the speedbrake thing, and I'm sure I didn't deploy the flaps when I should have.One other issue, though, is that FMC reported an error like "invalid rwy" or something (I cleared it before taking note due to imminent landing stress), but even so the autoland was a success.Cheers and thanks for the help,Pedro Venda.

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>I'd like to know what reference point do we have to lower gears? is it >a determined height/altitude? is it a reference speed (maybe both)?I believe gear is often extended at 1500 AGL, that's by the radio altimeter. The tutorial discussed here does say to extend at 180knts, so it could be a combination of both.Graeme

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