BIGSKY

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About BIGSKY

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  • Birthday 07/13/1957

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    Boston Ma.

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About Me

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    Used to be B1900Mech Joined AVSIM in 2000
    FAA Licensed Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic
    Experienced on everything from Ultralights to B747-400,
    P3 Orion,MD F-15 A&B,Now work on Subway Trains.

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  1. BIGSKY

    Solo'ed in 3.4 hours and so much more!

    Great story! I soloed on Nantucket in July 1979,in a C-152 N19561.Back then the airplane was $13,and instructor was $10. I reenlisted back in the Navy at Nas South Weymouth,and did 3 solo cross country's in the navy aero clubs Piper 140. I also passed the written,and was ready to take the check ride,when I lost my medical for Heart issues. I still dream of getting my Ppl,and have been watching the numerous U Tube videos on the check ride oral and practical. Good luck!
  2. Will the airport loading studder on final fix be a client only reinstall? This is my only real issue. Thanks
  3. Google Tarom Flight 371,that is a prime example of not being tactile connected to the aircraft when the automation is engaged. I saw Warren 'Van' Vandenberg discussing this reasoning in his first Children of the Magenta videos.
  4. BIGSKY

    Left throttle doesn't advance engine thrust

    I sometimes find one,or both reverse levers unlocked,and have to right click on the reverse lever knob to stow it. I have the PFC Cirrus II,with jet quadrant.
  5. BIGSKY

    PMDG aircraft and default P3D ATC

    Tried changing the Boeing to 777 in A/C config,didn't work.
  6. BIGSKY

    Night Sky Star Position Addon?

    Search the AVSIM library for Autostar.
  7. "From the other side, we tend to be massively demanding, impatient to the extreme, a bit entitled....... and want hugely complex products to a high standard of perfection for as cheap as possible, as well as released by yesterday." Yup......................
  8. BIGSKY

    Radio Alt Knob speed

    PMDG 747 Queen of the Skies II Introduction and Use Pdf, Located at Your Drive :\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\PMDG\PMDG 747 QOTS II\Flight Manuals page 0.00.90. PAGE 20/22 of CDU – SIMULATION Configuration Menu: NEL OPTIONS • MINIMUMS & BARO KNOBS: This option selects between realistic spring loaded switches (SLOW/FAST setting) that need to be held and constant rotation rotaries for the MINS and BARO knobs on the EFIS control panel. The SLOW/FAST option is accurate to the real aircraft but may not be as conducive to the simulator environment as the rotary option.
  9. Thanks for the reply's,I have always mapped the A/P disconnect button on PMDG A/C thru FSUIPC, to the default key assignment in CDU, to the appropriate button on my yoke. As I have PFC Cirrus II,I always disable the R/H yoke button except elevator trim rocker switch on my left hand side.(cannot change that in PFC menu). I will try mapping a different key to PMDG auto flight disconnect,and get back to the forum with the results, Thanks Jim Edit,the beeping is tied to all CDU messages.
  10. Hi Captains,I seem to be getting a "Beep-Beep-Beep-Beep"(four times) continuously,until I cancel the CDU message. I think is is a default autopilot disconnect,cant seem to locate the source. Thanks Jim Sorry its on the B747-800
  11. BIGSKY

    Anyone flying a hurricane hunter with live WX?

    I was an AD3 in VP10 1978-79.
  12. BIGSKY

    Anyone flying a hurricane hunter with live WX?

    we need a PMDG P3 Orion.
  13. BIGSKY

    Why the World is Running Out of Pilots

    Google "So you want to be an Airline Pilot" A lot of it is true.
  14. BIGSKY

    Why the World is Running Out of Pilots

    When I was a mechanic at an unnamed regional,our 1st officers were told not to cash their food stamps in uniform,thought that was kind of funny.
  15. Holding in start for 3 seconds?