Get back here for the weekly update: last updated 26-AUG-2018
BE PREPAR3D … to execute a number of checklists before you taxi to the departure runway. A handsome freeware checklist tool can be found at the Support Centre Home of the FSPS Store This is the link: http://support.thefsps.com/kb/faq.php?cid=1
FSPS – Ultimate Checklist
In this tool you won’t find a specific checklist for your PMDG, however with some additions you can create your own. This are ste steps:
- Download the Ultimate Checklist with the link as above.
- You will get a file UC_Setup.exe
- Right mouse click and install as Administrator, create a shortcut on the Windows 10-Start page and set the compatibility properties to run as administrator.
- Open the installation folder of the app and read the Manual. (A must-read).
- The default layout of ALL checklists is the same: every aircraft/checklist has 2 lines of tabs. Each primary tabline has 2 secondary tabs: Pre- Start and Startup.
You cannot change the number of tabs, nor can you change the position. And … yes, you can create max. 3 subfolders below any checklist… and NO…you cannot change the names of the tabs.
- You can add a checklist to any aircraft: right mouse click the folder name (BOEING) and select Add, followed by the name of your checklist to create.
- From a Cold & Dark situation and a proper Start-up to Taxi you can create your own checklists. This is a sample how to create:
Checklists for Cold & Dark start-up of the PMDG737-800
Select the MAIN folder 737-800NGX. This folder has 3 sub-folders
In the sub-folders only use this sequence:
#1 tab Start-up/Pre-start #2 tab Start-up/Startup
=====Step-1-Select folder 1-Electrical-Preliminary-Tab-Start-up/Pre-Start
Execute <—–START ELECTRICAL POWER UP CHECKLIST—–>
=====Step-2-Select folder 1-Electrical-Preliminary-Tab-Start-up/Startup
Execute <—–START PRELIMINARY PREFLIGHT [FCOM1-p77]—–>
=====Step-3-Proceed with <—–FMC PREFLIGHT PROCEDURE—–>
Select MAIN folder 737-800NGX-Tab-Start-up/Startup
Execute <—–FMC PREFLIGHT PROCEDURE—–>
=====Step-4-Select folder 2-Cockpit-Startup-Tab-Start-up/Pre-Start
Execute <—–START COCKPIT PREFLIGHT PROCEDURE—–>
=====Step-5-Select folder 2-Cockpit-Startup-Tab-Start-up/Startup
Execute <—–START BEFORE START PROCEDURE—–>
=====Step-6 Select folder Pushback-StartEngines-Tab-Start-up/Pre-Start
Execute <—–START PUSHBACK PROCEDURE—–>
=====Step-7 Select folder Pushback-StartEngines-Tab-Start-up/Startup
Execute <—–START ENGINE START PROCEDURE—–>
=====Step-8 Select MAIN folder 737800NGX-Tab Taxi/Before Taxi
Execute <—–BEFORE TAXI PROCEDURE—–>
After starting PMDG and launching the UC-app you can integrate this checklist into your Cockpit view using FSUIPC5 (undocked the view as below):
- To create your checklist use the information from
- ELECTRICAL POWER UP PROCEDURE [Manual FCOM1-p209]
- PRELIMINARY PREFLIGHT PROCEDURE [Manual FCOM1-p77]
- The following pictures will guide you through the steps of the checklists
COLUMN VIEW [ NUMBER = PANEL REFERENCE]
…WORKING ON IT …
On page 118 of Tutorial #2, this section has a missing step – I’m pinning this here because it keeps coming up…
- Press DEP ARR and select the LOWI ARRIVALS page.o
- Select Runway 08, which clears out the LOC/DME EAST procedure. We’re doing this because we don’t want the missed approach procedure for runway 26 to be in the FMC in the event of a go-around. This isn’t entirely realistic, but the Navigraph navdata does not contain a procedure for the circle to land’s missed approach.
- Press LSK 3L to copy RW08 and then press LSK 1L to enter a direct to.
- Then enter the extended runway centerline course, 079 into the LSK 6R DIR INTC field.This sets up a magenta line to infinity along the runway’s centerline on the ND that can be used for situational awareness during the turn to final. In between the second and third steps here it should say:
- Press the LEGS button to return to the LEGS page, where we’ll set up a direct to intercept course for the extended centerline. If you find any other errors/typos in the tutorial.
- Post them here and I’ll fix them for the next revision.