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The full name is Piper Malibu Meridian, the Meridian being a version of the Piper Malibu. The JetpropX is a conversion of the aircraft done by a company separate from Piper. Confused yet?

I have my aircraft.cfg modified so that ATC calls me "Malibu".

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Piper Malibu is the base model. The Mirage and Miridian are evolutions of the Malibu. If you think of BMW, there is the 3 series with sub series like the 328, 328IS, 335 etc. However, the Carenado bird is not a Meridian. The Meridian was a Turbo Prop from Piper. This is a Malibu that has been converted to a turboprop by Jetprop LLC. http://www.jetprop.com/. As far as ATC call signs go, I have heard them referenced to as both Miridian and as Jetprop. The reason for this is ATC needs to have a basic understanding of what your aircraft is capable of. I you were to refer to yourself as a Malibu only, the ATC would be shocked to see you cooking along at 260 knts instead of 200, thus making his job more difficult.

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Branton,

 

Thanks for explaining the lineage a little better than I did. When I modified my PA46T cfg to make ATC call me a "Malibu", I did not try either JetProp or Meridian to see if ATC could pronounce them. When I get a little time off, I am going to try to see if ATC will call me by those names, preferably "Jetprop". If ATC will call me a Jetprop, then I will post it here.

 

Bill

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Branton,

 

Thanks for explaining the lineage a little better than I did. When I modified my PA46T cfg to make ATC call me a "Malibu", I did not try either JetProp or Meridian to see if ATC could pronounce them. When I get a little time off, I am going to try to see if ATC will call me by those names, preferably "Jetprop". If ATC will call me a Jetprop, then I will post it here.

 

Bill

 

I tried getting the default ATC to say either Meridian or Jetprop, but ATC would not call by those names when I changed the cfg. ATC would only call me Malibu.

 

Bill

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"JetProp" is what I've always heard on the scanner. Apparently, it's more distinguished than "Malibu" or "Meridian".... kind of like calling a King Air a "twin Beech". :Just Kidding:

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Is it possible to a Jetprop name to the list of aircraft ATC can pronounce? Hearing ATC call me "Jetprop 56 Zulu" would sound a lot better to me. Would Editvoicepack be able to do that? I have never used it before.

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Please understand that when I stated ATC referring to the aircraft as Jetprop, I was referring to real world. I am not sure if there is a way to modify FSX's ATC voice like there is in VOX ATC.

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