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Everything posted by lschechter

  1. Will do. Are the pdf's on the disk?
  2. I hadn't, no. But as it happens I flew one of them yesterday (The first in the list that was I believe prior to final approach). Unfortunately the tutorial didn't help. The FMC was set up and the aircraft was following the legs but there was no actual tutoring so I was able to mess up the aircraft in the tutorial much like I've been doing on my flights. the next tutorial I'm going to try is the last on the list which is the full flight from EHAM to (I don't remember the airport). I'm hoping watching the entire set up from start to finish will clue me in. One other note. I've been using the Mike Ray book on flying the 737NG and I was using that tutorial to learn how to setup and use the FMC and MCP. the first tutorial flys a loop in Sydney and that actually worked. so I was taking those lessons and applying it to my own flights.
  3. I'll definitely fly the tutorial.
  4. I'm having an issue with my approach and landing speeds on my 737. I have the FMC programmed and I'm finding that the aircraft is not descending to the assigned altitududes at the waypoints so I'm using the level change button to get the airplane to lowere altitudes. the problem I'm finding is that when I do that I can't get the speed to reduce. I change speeds and I'm getting a flashing "A" on the MCP. I have this issue all the way down to the runway. I tried turning off the auto throttle but that doesn't do anything either. Can someone tell me what I'm missing? Larry Schechter
  5. Yeah, I kinda figured it was pilot error. Thanks for the tips.
  6. Thanks for the help. I'm still learning about using the SIDS and STARS
  7. One last topic of discussion. I sometimes have an issue engaging the autopilot or VNAV. Yesterday I took off and clicked on VNAV but nothing happened. I took off from SLC and climbed out 1,000 ft from the airport altitude but no luck. I tried several time but couldn't get it to work. I ended the flight and started over. The second time I got VNAV and LNAV to work but the CMD A wouldn't go. I let go of the yoke based on a discussion I saw at the i-fly 737 forum that said to make sure there was no pressure on the yoke. I tried that but it didn't work either. Prior to these attempts I successfully got all three to work while using the yoke so I'm not sure where things are going wrong. Can someone help with this? I'm sure I'm not doing something right but I can't figure out what. Larry Schechter
  8. I tried flying from Fairbanks to Anchorage yesterday and an issue came up that I'm not sure is a PMDG issue or a nav database issue. I was attempting to use the GALENA FOUR SID out of Fairbanks and the KROTO1 STAR into Anchorage. When I programmed them into the FMC it gave me the correct distance between GALENA FOUR and the waypoint prior to the SID. The problem is the display was showing 297 NM between that waypoint and the beginning of the KROTO1 STAR. Now I know it's only 200 NM to Anchorage from Fairbanks and I don't understand where the 297 is coming from. I tried two other STARS and came up with similar results. Thoughts?
  9. That was the missing piece. Thanks for the assist.
  10. I have the DVD version of the PMDG 737 NGX and I just installed it the other day. I went to find the Op Center and I can't find it. This is a fresh install as I uninstalled a while back. Where can I get it?
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