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Hi folks.I'm trying to use FS to teach my students the different TCAS warning messages and the proper pilot responses. I'm pretty impressed with the quality of freeware TCAS gauges and I don't think any work is needed there at all.However, the only way I get TCAS Resolution Advisories or Traffic Advisories is by me chasing AI airliners around the sky. As you can imagine, this isn't very practical training. Ideally, I should be able to control an AI aircraft so that it appears and flies into my path according to certain parameters. I've seen Level D sims do this to keep airline pilots alert during boring crosscountry sim sorties and during terminal approaches. I understand that in FS you can't really control other airplanes with that level of authority, but is there something I can do that approximates this capability sufficiently to train TCAS? I was thinking, for example, that I could teach the following scenario using A.I. traffic:- you are on active runway- you begin your takeoff roll- you get airborne and around 500' AGL, a helicoptor comes within 1 mile of you (he's at 1000' AGL)- the TCAS goes off and you reactAlso, can programs like FSUIPC or other direct memory manipulation software create or control AI traffic?Thanks for your help,Enrique==========================Frequency change approved,Good day.

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Hi,If you choose a specific location and time of day, the AI traffic in the area can be quite repeatable (for most aircraft). Find a situation that works for you, and then save a flight starting at that exact time. Then that situation should be able to be repeated over and over.Hope this helps,--Tom GibsonCal Classic Propliner Page: http://www.calclassic.comFreeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.comDrop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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Thanks Tom.Is it true that you can create AI aircraft on an IFR and VFR flight plan?If so, can I just setup a cessna doing a circle up and down the takeoff corridor? I'm not knowledgeable of the limitations on how you can control AI aircraft.Thanks,Enrique==========================Frequency change approved,Good day.

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