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  1. I have the same issue: recently installed the 737 NGX into my desktop & laptop computers, both running Windows 10 Pro, with the Fall Creator's update installed. Neither machine shows anything relating to PMDG in the Start Menu: no Ops Center, no Aircraft Manuals, nothing at all. I have tried a number of options to manually install these into the Start Menu, but they still do not appear. A little help, please?
  2. As previously posted, the A/T retards the thrust levers to IDLE at 27' radio, as signalled by the #1 radio altimeter. The A/T will completely disconnect 2 seconds after touchdown.
  3. I completely agree, no argument there. Safe flying :-)
  4. Well, it's down to company SOPs: some allow it, some don't. Some people worry that the A/T may kick in as speed reduces in the flare: in which case you can completely disconnect the A/T at a late stage of the approach, just prior to the flare. Having seen many instances of people getting slow during approach & go-around & subsequently exceeding flap limiting speeds when accelerating (when using manual throttle), I'm in favour of it. Doug Boynton
  5. There is a very good reason for leaving autothrottle engaged: speed protection. Yes, Boeing recommend that you should use manual throttle when flying manually, to avoid instability in pitch as has been mentioned earlier (the exception being during takeoff & initial climb, which is flown manually but with autothrottle engaged). With autothrottle engaged, it will prevent speed dropping below minimum manoeuvre speed, or exceeding maximum speed for the current configuration: this protection is lost when A/T is disengaged. An alternative technique is leave the A/T latched ON, but deselect SPEED on the MCP. The A/T now goes into ARMED mode & you control thrust by manually moving the thrust levers. However, should the speed reduce towards minimum manoeuvre speed during approach (or go-around), the A/T will become active again & add thrust as necessary, thus potentially saving your neck. Following a go-around, should the speed increase towards the current limiting speed, the A/T will become active & reduce thrust to avoid exceeding the current limit. I'm talking real world here, I've not tried it to see if it is modelled in the NGX. Doug Boynton
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