GSX Interaction now on iPad

Some weeks ago I have reported on my blog a solution to manage the GSX interactions. A couple days later a new free addon (from Simon Kneller) for ProSim came out which can handle as well the GSX menues. It’s called EFC737 and can be downloaded here. With running the server application on the ProSim737 machine it will communicate between ProSim and GSX. The GUI is covered by an iPad App, also called EFC737.

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.

Really fine app, thanks Simon.

GSX menue on lower EICAS

A long time I have searched how to move the gsx menue away from the curved projection screen for convenience. Now I found a solution hinted in the Prosim forum. A simple lua script from Pete Dowson is the solution. This lua script generates all kind of stuff on another machine via WideFS. You can select between Weather updates, all text, all menus etc. So I tried it and this is the result.

Via the FMC and ProsimUtils you can control the GSX menue and now the menue is displayed as an overlay on the lower EICAS.

The only drawback is the you have to start WideFS on this machine as the last software to allow the overlay. This needed some adoption of my startup routine on this machine. But finally the captain and the first officer can see and interact with the menue. Sadly it’s not touchable, as my lower EICAS is a touchscreen.

Mediterranean Tour 2018 – Leg 21 the final flight – Rome [LIRF] to Venice [LIPZ]

This is the 21st and last leg of our Mediterranean Tour 2018. It takes us back north to Venice.

We started the tour back in March 2018 and we have visited a lot of great airports with some challenging approaches and weather conditions.

Our total block time was 22 hours and 06 minutes, we traveled 6459 nm, which are 11.962 km. We burned 53.4 tons of fuel during our tour.

I hope you have enjoyed it as well as I / we did. The next tour is already in planning 😉

Here you can see all videos in the playlist.

Some legs where flown with other aircraft, therefore no videos are available, but you will find all blog entries here.

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Cross the pond eastbound – KJFK to EGCC

On 27th October 2018 the next CTP event was held on the Vatsim network.

I was flying from New York JFK to Manchester. Blocktime was 7hours and 21 minutes.

Here you can view the briefing package for my flight.  AUA364 KJFK-EGCC (27 Oct 2018) (42 downloads)

On the rainy gate on T5 in New York JFK
Service loading in progress

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Mediterranean Tour 2018 – Leg 19 – Verona [LIPX] to Turin [LIMF]

The 19th leg takes us back up to the alps with a nice view to the mountains on the approach.

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Mediterranean Tour 2018 – Leg 18 – Pescara [LIBP] to Verona [LIPX]

The 18th flight takes us again north to Verona. This time in good weather, no thunderstorms and no turbulence.

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Mediterranean Tour 2018 – Leg 17 – Treviso [LIPH] to Pescara [LIBP]

The 17th flight takes us in a very stormy weather out of Treviso down south to Pescara.

Enjoy the flying around the thunderstorms.

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