|Overview and Feature Set of It's Your Plane|
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Different Ways to Use It's Your Plane
There are basically 4 Ways you can use the It's Your Plane ("IYP") application. Namely:
Here's an example. You bring up your flight simulator, select the Cessna 172, place it on the runway ready to go,
and launch the It's Your Plane application.
You hop into the cockpit, press "CTRL+E" to fire up the engine, you hit "L" to turn on all of the lights, select flaps 10 and slam the throttle
to the wall. A few seconds later... you're up!
At about 300 feet AGL (above ground level) you say, "Flaps up", and your trusty co-pilot Michelle pulls up
the flaps and confirms the action by saying, "Flaps up and trimmed." You then bark, "Airspeed one zero five" and
your co-pilot responds with, "I will maintain this airspeed until you touch the brake switch." Next, you manually
turn on the Auto-Pilot or perhaps you simply say, "Auto-Pilot on", in which case Michelle
flips on the switch and replies with, "The auto pilot is on."
Next, you say, "Climb and maintain six thousand" and she sets the altitude to 6,000 feet and loads the default
vertical rate of climb to 700 feet per minute. You then say, "Turn left heading zero five zero". Michelle
rotates the Bug to 050 and says, "Heading set to zero five zero... Roger."
This kind of flying is very much like the example above except that you load an IFR flight plan prior to take off.
Let's say you will be flying from Vancouver International to Victoria International... it's just a short hop of about 35 miles.
You bring up your flight simulator, create a flight plan from CYVR to CYYJ, save the flight plan, and then load it.
For this flight, you again select the Cessna C172, only this time the aircraft is parked in the general aviation area.
You're now ready to launch the It's Your Plane application.
You simply want to turn on the Battery Master switch, the Avionics, the Lights, etc., and then
contact ATC to file your flight plan and obtain clearance. In other words, you are executing the checklists "in your head"...
better than flying without a filed flight plan, but still not the best way to fly!
Here's a cute function that Michelle loves to do... say, "Maintain taxi speed" and see what happens! Once again, almost every cockpit function can be controlled by your voice. Please refer to the commands section for details.
Flying IFR... "By The Book"... with Checklists
|This example is almost the same as the previous one, except that you are going to be careful and do things the proper way. You have been flying the Cessna C172 for years as a bush pilot, and you have a very special and personalised set of checklists that you always use. In this mode, you can have Michelle (your trusty Co-Pilot) control nearly every function in the cockpit; "Turn the Taxi Lights ON", "Turn the Landing Light OFF", "Turn right heading 320", "Climb and maintain 6,000", "Maintain Taxi Speed", etc. Once again, almost every cockpit function can be controlled by your voice. Please refer to the commands section for details.|
Flying IFR... "By The Book"... with the Integrated It's Your Plane Checklists!
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT NOTE:
Do it Michelle's way!
It's Your Plane Integrated Checklists are far more than ordinary checklists.
Michelle Calls Out the Checklist Items
Michelle Assists you with the Takeoff and Climbout
Above 10,000 Feet
Above 13,000 Feet
Passing Through 18,000 Feet
If you are flying a jetliner, once the aircraft climbs above Flight Level 205, Michelle performs Flight-Following announcements to those passengers who are listening to that channel with their headsets. Once again, depending on the geographical areas that the aircraft is passing over, she announces items of interest to passengers on the left and/or right sides of the aircraft and also indicates the ground temperatures.
Turbulence and Fasten Seat Belts Warnings!
Whenever Michelle is controlling the airspeed above the Transition Level, she strives to keep it at approximately 11 percent below the barberpole. She may automatically extend the spoilers to 25% or 50% and rapidly decrease the Mach speed if the aircraft experiences severe tail winds and/or Clear Air Turbulence (CAT). Once the proper airspeed is regained, Michelle automatically retracts the spoilers.
Descending to 10,000 Feet
Descending Below 10,000 Feet in a Jetliner
Approach and Landing
Michelle calls out the aircraft's altitude on final descent and asks you to ensure that the Parking Brakes are off and the Auto-Spoilers are armed. "Five hundred", "Four hundred", "Three hundred', "Minimums", etc. If the aircraft experiences windsheer, the Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) starts screaming, "Windsheer, windsheer, windsheer." If you turn off the Auto-Pilot during the descent, and you drift above or below the Glideslope, once again the GPWS will begin yelling, "Glideslope, glideslope, glideslope." At approximately 150 feet AGL, if the Auto-Throttle is engaged, Michelle will turn it off and pull back on the thrust levers.
As the aircraft touches down, the Spoilers extend automatically and Michelle turns on the Reverse Thrust. Once the aircraft's speed drops below approximately ?? knots, she turns off the Reverse Thrust, retracts the Flaps, turns on the Cabin Music and reports that the Approach and Landing checklists have been completed. To add yet more realism to your flight, if you listen carefully, you will hear the passengers applauding your perfect landing!
Taxi to the Gate/Ramp
Rejected Takeoff (RTO)
Execute Going Around
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