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Single engine approach in this thing... now let me go change my pants... 

 

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That is some good piloting right there. I would need a change of pants myself, lol. Good job getting her on the runway in one piece!

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PMDG are obviously doing a great job with this aircraft and these latest Beta pics are very interesting.

 

But seriously, Luke, what on earth were you thinking about?  Trying to land a B744 with a VREF of 163 at MAX LDG Weight with only No3 engine running, no Flight Director, way above the Glideslope with a next to useless HDG selection - and presumably still expecting to fly the approach and land successfully at a congested airfield like Heathrow from the Co-pilot's seat with a 9kt tailwind?    Where was your Captain on this approach, or are you the Captain and Right Hand Seat qualified?

 

If Capt Moody was still around (famous for his Volcanic Ash incident)  I think he would be able to give you a few tips on how to get it right on your next Beta attempt; or at least tell you to stick to flying the B777 AND change your underpants!   :help:       

 

Bertie Goddard

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But seriously, Luke, what on earth were you thinking about?  Trying to land a B744 with a VREF of 163 at MAX LDG Weight with only No3 engine running, no Flight Director, way above the Glideslope with a next to useless HDG selection - and presumably still expecting to fly the approach and land successfully at a congested airfield like Heathrow from the Co-pilot's seat with a 9kt tailwind?    Where was your Captain on this approach, or are you the Captain and Right Hand Seat qualified?

 

If Capt Moody was still around (famous for his Volcanic Ash incident)  I think he would be able to give you a few tips on how to get it right on your next Beta attempt; or at least tell you to stick to flying the B777 AND change your underpants!   :help:       

 

Can't tell if this is sarcasm or not but if it interests you or anyone else- my beta flights aren't to try operate the aeroplane in exact procedures constantly. They're to break down the aeroplane, do things in unusual orders to try find cracks in the system. 

 

Ps. lack of Flight Directors shouldn't scare someone with a bit of airmanship - if you can't face flying without them you shouldn't be flying any kind of aeroplane under IFR conditions  :P Also a simple reason for being a little higher: energy management. 

That is some good piloting right there. I would need a change of pants myself, lol. Good job getting her on the runway in one piece!

 

Proper good fun. I was departing on the SID and decided to shut down 3 engines and turn back without any real planning... that's what I love about beta testing - an excuse to do some slightly ridiculous things!  :smile:

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Ps. lack of Flight Directors shouldn't scare someone with a bit of airmanship - if you can't face flying without them you shouldn't be flying any kind of aeroplane under IFR conditions   Also a simple reason for being a little higher: energy management. 
Amen!

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Amazing to see it can still fly on 1 engine, despite the weight of the aircraft. Bravo Boeing and PMDG :)

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Screens, are those in P3D? If yes, are using HDR on or off?

 

Tom Link

Hey Tom,

If you examine the tail on the 1st screenshot you'll have your answer if you recall that a yellow tip is FSX and green tip is P3D.  :wink:

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That is some good piloting right there. I would need a change of pants myself, lol. Good job getting her on the runway in one piece!

Ha ha!  That is one feature/failure that I bet PMDG has yet to implement,  Seat covers that show stains after intense situations.  That would be hilarious. 

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Hey Tom,

If you examine the tail on the 1st screenshot you'll have your answer if you recall that a yellow tip is FSX and green tip is P3D.  :wink:

FSX then.

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FSX then.

Yep. Hey PMDG lemme know if you need a p3d tester....

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With a full load I'm not sure a 744 could fly on one engine, but it could definitely make a fully controlled descent... Lovely WIP PMDG :cool:

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Dear First Officer Pabari,

 

Congratulations on the successful landing you effected while flying as First Officer aboard N744RR during the triple engine-out landing on 20NOV16.

 

While you have saved the company great expense and negative media attention in returning the airplane safely to EGLL whilst only one engine was running, I am writing to notify you that I am opening an investigation into your apparent lack of regard for company policy that is evidenced by the fact that the APU was left running at departure.

 

As you know, APU hours are quite expensive, and company policy has, for nearly 20 years, required crews to shut down the APU immediately after engine start prior to departure.  Given that the APU is only able to provide you with pneumatic support while airborne, and also given that It is without a doubt unnecessary to use APU bleed air when conducting an emergency return to your departure field, this management team feels that your personal operating priorities were clearly misaligned, as evidenced by your failure to shut down said APU.

 

Please reply-by-endorsement on the attached form to address management's concerns regarding your lack of adherence to company policy.

 

And thank you again for not bending the airplane.

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As you know, APU hours are quite expensive, and company policy has, for nearly 20 years, required crews to shut down the APU immediately after engine start prior to departure. Given that the APU is only able to provide you with pneumatic support while airborne, and also given that It is without a doubt unnecessary to use APU bleed air when conducting an emergency return to your departure field, this management team feels that your personal operating priorities were clearly misaligned, as evidenced by your failure to shut down said APU.

 

Kind of like criticizing the captain of the Titanic for letting the orchestra play out of tune.

 

Mike

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What is so sad that Robert's joke is so true, lol. Someone is going to be flying a desk for a bit, maybe managing the forum while being grounded. :Tounge:

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Luke, have you customized the colors on the displays? The colors of the articifical horizon, the pink and green numbers/letters look very different to screenshots from other people. I actually your colors look more like what I have seen in videos. I like them, they give me a more realistic feel, even though I know the colors in videos are probably way off of the real thing.


Dear First Officer Pabari,

 

Congratulations on the successful landing you effected while flying as First Officer aboard N744RR during the triple engine-out landing on 20NOV16.

 

While you have saved the company great expense and negative media attention in returning the airplane safely to EGLL whilst only one engine was running, I am writing to notify you that I am opening an investigation into your apparent lack of regard for company policy that is evidenced by the fact that the APU was left running at departure.

 

As you know, APU hours are quite expensive, and company policy has, for nearly 20 years, required crews to shut down the APU immediately after engine start prior to departure.  Given that the APU is only able to provide you with pneumatic support while airborne, and also given that It is without a doubt unnecessary to use APU bleed air when conducting an emergency return to your departure field, this management team feels that your personal operating priorities were clearly misaligned, as evidenced by your failure to shut down said APU.

 

Please reply-by-endorsement on the attached form to address management's concerns regarding your lack of adherence to company policy.

 

And thank you again for not bending the airplane.

Putting blame on pilots just after they saved hundreds on souls onboard, reminds me of US Airways 1549 landing in the Hudson River. :D

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