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    Business aviation pilot. CL30, Lear 45. Flight simulator enthusiast since 1988 using Sublogic ATP; Elite, PS1 & PSX; MSFS 2002, 2004, FS9, FSX; P3Dv4, X-Plane

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  1. richjb2

    EGPWS Warnings

    From the Honeywell MK V and MK VII EGPWS Pilot's Guide: BASIC FUNCTIONS: MODE 1 Excessive Descent Rate Mode 1 provides alerts for excessive descent rates with respect to altitude AGL and is active for all phases of flight. This mode has inner and outer alert boundaries as illustrated in the diagram and graph below. Penetration of the outer boundary activates the EGPWS caution lights and “SINKRATE, SINKRATE” alert enunciation. Additional “SINKRATE, SINKRATE ” messages will occur for each 20% degradation. Penetration of the inner boundary activates the EGPWS warning lights and changes the audio message to “PULL UP” which repeats continuously until the inner warning boundary is exited. Note: “Pull Up” may be preceded by “Whoop, Whoop” in some configurations based on the audio menu option selected. 060-4241-000 • Rev. D - March 2000 10 MK V & MK VII EGPWS Pilot Guide I'm not sure what model EGPWS is in the Boeing aircraft, but if it's a Honeywell model the calls should be consistent. Rich Boll Wichita, KS
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    EGPWS Warnings

    That video would be authorities, since it's one of Honeywell's EGPWS training videos. However, as BrianW noted the Mode 1 GPWS will repeat itself in the real airplane. Don't ask me how I know. 🙂 Rich Boll Wichita KS.
  3. You might want to look at the JetMax 737TQ: I have had this throttle for two years and it works great. Rich Boll
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    PMDG "Time" Expansion Pack

    Kyle's beta testings as we speak. He's either being chased by dinosaurs or landing on Neptune. Happy April 1st! Rich Boll
  5. Thanks Vortex! There's a lot of choices out there. This is not an easy decision. Rich
  6. I'm considering the ASUS PB328Q for replacement monitor. Link is here: The review on Tom's is very good:,4427-7.html Although some of the other reviews with respect to hardcore gaming are not as good. Are P3D and X-Plane considered a hard core game that needs a good "gaming" monitor? What I like about is it combination of size, pixel speed (4ms), and resolution. Any thoughts as to whether I'm going doing down a wrong path for P3D & X-Plane? Thanks! Rich Boll Wichita, KS
  7. Thanks Vortex, I know my computer is right now at the low end of the performance spectrum. I am contemplating an upgrade maybe later this year, highly probable in 2019. I don't want to tie myself to monitor that is old especially if I get a better performing CPU and graphic card. My current HP 2509b 25" gave me about 10 years of good service. Thanks for the help! Rich
  8. What specifications is one looking for in a monitor to work well with P3D and X-Plane to avoid visual issues, FPS drops, etc.? My system is a i7 2700K Sandybridge OC to 4.4 (or so it says) with a GTX 960 card. My system is dated, I know. I can't max out the sliders on the fun stuff (A/I, Autogen) and Orbx SoCal gives me fits, but otherwise it works pretty good with frame rates in the 20's for PMDG and AS4. I am looking at an upgrade this summer, but that may or may not happen as I many competing interest for my $$ in the near future. If I go for a high end monitor, am I wasting my money? Thanks! Rich
  9. Thanks everyone! Rich
  10. Today, my monitor rolled snake eyes (for those familiar with AH Squad Leader) and appears to be no longer functional. It has been flickering worse and worse with every start up for the last few weeks so it was not unexpected. Anyone have a good recommendation for a 27” monitor for P3D and X-Plane? Thanks, Rich Boll Wichita, KS
  11. I thought I was the only one who was having issues. Yes, last few days and weeks (less than a month) it's been noticeably slower. Rich Boll Wichita, KS
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    Sector Safe Altitude Question

    Happens all the time. The SSA, what we in the U.S. call a MSA or TAA, may be higher than the Minimum Vectoring Altitude (MVA), used by Terminal ATC, or the Minimum IFR Altitude (MIA), used by Enroute ATC. Using the MVA or MIA, controllers can and do assign altitudes below the MSA and TAA as well as below published altitudes on instrument approaches and STARs. When they do this, the controller is responsible for terrain and obstacle clearance until the aircraft is established on the instrument procedures. Established is defined as on being on the lateral track of the procedure and at or above a published altitude on the procedure (ref. FAA Order 7110.65, para 4-8-1.b.2., Note 3). A controlled flight into terrain accident in 1974 involving TWA 514 was a watershed event that changed how ATC radar vectors are used and how ATC approach clearances are issued to arriving airplanes. Here’s an excellent documentary on this crash: Sad to say,we’re still having problems in this area. In the past few months, we’ve had two near CFIT accidents, one involving a CRJ near Medford OR and another involving a B767 in Mexico because of clearances that seemingly cleared the airplane below published altitudes on the approach or airway, implying that the aircraft was above the MVA or MIA. Both airplanes were saved courtesy Mr. Don Bateman and his invention called EGPWS. The moral of the story is that the pilot in command is ultimately responsible for safe terrain and obstacle clearance. Rule number one, don’t hit the rocks. Maintain awareness of the published altitudes on the procedure. If an MVA chart is available (not in the US unfortunately, but working on that), maintain positional awareness based on that chart. If non-radar, never decend below a published altitude. Query the controller if you’re in anyway unsure of whether the assigned altitude is safe. Be weary of “at or above” altitude assignments where the at or above altitude is lower than the published altitude or airway MEA. In these instances, it is probably not wise to descend below the published altitude. Simply put, your question is still vexing pilots today. Thanks Rich Boll Wichita KS.
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    737NGX & P3D ver 4.2 and nosewheel steering

    someone has to be first, although it's not good to be the first penguin off the iceberg. He's the one usually eaten first...
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    737NGX & P3D ver 4.2 and nosewheel steering

    I was using Ezdok and I did not check the Settings after the install. First time that I have done a P3D Client upgrade without doing the full uninstall/reinstall. Let me look at these two items see if they fix the issue. Thanks! Rich Boll