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After watching some videos and programs on TV, I wondered whether the MCE FO could be made to read out speeds on final approach, in a similar manner to his call out speeds on takeoff. Thought would be to enter VRef Speed in the monitor tab of GUI and have the FO read out speed at 10 knot  increments when say below 1000 ft, or simply based on plus or minus 30 knots of the VRef speed.

This would enable the pilot to concentrate more on the runway out of the window rather than constantly glancing down at speed etc., as I think this seems to happen in the real world.

Any thoughts on this possibility?

Stuart

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8 hours ago, STUART_H said:

After watching some videos and programs on TV, I wondered whether the MCE FO could be made to read out speeds on final approach, in a similar manner to his call out speeds on takeoff. Thought would be to enter VRef Speed in the monitor tab of GUI and have the FO read out speed at 10 knot  increments when say below 1000 ft, or simply based on plus or minus 30 knots of the VRef speed.

This would enable the pilot to concentrate more on the runway out of the window rather than constantly glancing down at speed etc., as I think this seems to happen in the real world.

Any thoughts on this possibility?

Stuart

Although we are open to suggestions, I don't think this is a good idea.

It's part of a pilot's basic skills to continuously scan for Attitude, Speed, Heading, Altitude and VS.

Having said that, be aware you can take advantage of a particular BVI feature whereby Fo can read out instruments aloud on request.

Right-click anywhere in MCE user interface and "Enable Narrator".

Whenever you want, just say "read instruments aloud" and a TTS voice will constantly tell you the speed, heading and altitude + other info.

When you've had enough (and I bet you will :laugh:), just say "stop reading instruments".

Works only when flying manually.

 

 

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Point taken, but it is also fairly normal for the first officer to monitor and announce speed on approach. I'll try your suggestion.

Cheers,

Stuart

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I occasionally ask FO, "What's our speed", "What's our altitude"," what's our heading" "what's the weather", "what's for tea"....usually a good start of replies too!:biggrin:

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Thanks David, I didn't know you could ask / request those things. 

I really should talk to him / her more! 😀

Stuart

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