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About Azapata87

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  • Birthday 12/29/1987

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    My name is Andres. My career is in the airport management industry and I currently help manage a small GA reliever airport in Southern California. I have enjoyed flight simulator since fs2000 and hope to continue to do so for many years!

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  1. Nice profile picture, love that movie. The autobrakes don’t seem to engage at all on touch down until the nose gear is pushed onto the ground. There is practically no deceleration and so the nose gear just floats until it’s manually forced down. I can do a wheelie 3/4 of the way down a runway at the same speed I touched down at. I purposefully disarmed the auto throtttles and idled them manually on my last landing to see if reverse would engage sooner and got the same results. -Andres Zapata
  2. I am having the same issue but only with the P3d version. Having flown the PMDG T7 for a long time on fsx with the exact same control setup I am at a loss for what is causing it in P3D. I have opened a support ticket. Andres Zapata
  3. Hello, I recently purchased the 777 for P3D after having flown it on FSX since release. On the P3D version I am experiencing an issue where the reverse thrust and autobrakes do not seem to engage until I manually force the nose gear down onto the ground. This is happening on every landing at any airport. I do not use fsuipc and use a joystick for control inputs. This setup has not had any issues in the past. The PMDG 737 in P3D works just fine on landings. I’ve see this issue reported on a few other threads but see no solution. Any assistance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Andres Zapata
  4. I agree. Id like to add that although an aviation degree may give you a leg up. Getting your foot in the door at an FBO or a smaller GA airport and gaining experience helps greatly. When I interviewed for my most recent position they were ess interested in my schooling and more interested in my aviation experience.
  5. My degree is in aviation management. i currently work in airport operations ensuring my airport meets part 139 regulations and conducting other administrative duties for the airport.
  6. I use a Lenovo ix2-dl NAS in raid-1 mode for back ups. I have an additional external drive hooked up to the usb port on the nas to back up the really important stuff with additional redundancy. I use Acronis true image to create images of my fsx pc's hard drives and store them on the nas. In the event of a fire or theft all is still lost so I use amazon prime to back up the REALLY important photos and videos.
  7. I've been on the fence about switching ever since PMDG released P3d versions of their products. To be honest after reading this entire thread I am still on the fence. I have no doubt that P3d is the future but to me it just seems like a situation where "if it ain't broke don't fix it" applies. I am happy with my fsx installation and performance so for now it seems like I will stick with it until something fails at which point I will start fresh with P3d.
  8. What an awesome paint job! I had wondered what the 777 would look like as air force one. It would be awesome to see in real life. I look forward to doing a few flights in this while wearing a bath robe.
  9. So is the autopilot still twitchy? That's the sort of thing that has me on the fence on buying this product (that and the fact that kgs is the only option available for weights). I have become extremely picky about things behaving exactly as they do in real life which keeps me from straying too far from high fidelity simulations like those made by pmdg. I have been tempted by this addon in particular though.
  10. Very nice read. Some of my most challenging approaches have been with ASN.
  11. You just voiced your opinion while putting him down for voicing his. That said when ever I've experienced this it has been weather related such as turbulence. It has always gone away when I've moved into smoother air.
  12. The first time at the controls of a small plane after years and years of nothing but flight simulator was almost complete sensory overload for me. Glad I had a real pilot in the left seat or I would have never made it. I cant imagine what it would be like in a jet where everything is happening even faster than in a Cherokee.
  13. I think we will get a 737 v3 before an md-80. Edit: Not that I wouldn't gladly buy it.
  14. I bought PFPX when it was released and have not stopped using it since. It is well worth its price if you simulate a lot of airline flights. I don't know how I planned my flights without it! Well...I do but it definitely was not as easy or enjoyable.
  15. Agreed, enjoyable read anyway though. It is good to know what the best add ons out there are at the moment.