Since a couple of years I owned the 737 Cockpit Companion from Bill Bulfer.
I searched for a second hand FMC Guide from Bill Bulfer also a couple of years. Now I found an good edition. It covers all menues and handling from the FMC. I already knew 70% (I would guess 😉 ) Now I can search for additional information and get a deeper knowledge of the areas.
During the last weeks a new payware Addons was released. It’s called SimSounds from Thomas, from the Prosim Forum.
It covers a wide variety of bass shaker sounds like turbulence, touchdown sounds, flaps vibrations and a lot more. It also covers customized cabin announcements, but this part I do no use at this time, as I have my highly customized cabin sounds that are flawless working with Prosim AFAS.
With that I can handle now all the GSX instructions from the iPad with in the flightdeck. It’s also handling all the door settings accoridng the GSX requirement. So you don’t need to open and close doors any more from the flightdeck, as in real life.
During my last flight to Singapore (in December 2018) I had the chance to fly with our local carrier Austrian to Zurich and back to Vienna. There I recorded the cabin announcements as we were sitting direct below the speaker 😀.
Only crazy Homecockpit builders are doing this 😂
I cut them to the required length and modified them from the sound to remove the engine noise. They are now fitting perfect to the flight phases triggered by Prosim AFAS, an old but fantastic working tool with the possibility of recognizing your destination airport and playing the correct files accordingly.
I also took the opportunity to move Prosim AFAS to another machine, which is closer to the speakers and therefore reduced the noises on the cable.
Therefore the shell has to be opened on one side. Here a quick view behind the shell.
It sounds perfect and very realistic now.
During the boarding process I noticed that Austrian in playing some Austrian classic music, e.g the “Donauwalzer“, so I decided to implement this as well. Now via boarding and de-boarding process from GSX the Donauwalzer can be heard in the flightdeck.