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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:03 pm 
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I took two flights today, about 1 hour 1/4 each and same issue happened. Cruising altitude 9,000. I selected a descent at the final waypoint of about 3-4000 feet to avoid having to dive for runway. This last flight I did, the waypoint was CEA3 and I selected 6000 at that waypoint. I flew past the waypoint, and zero communication from ATC. I then asked for a lower altitude, with L key, no response. I then tried different keys to communicate with ATC, and no response to anything I tried. I finally decided to start descending to avoid over flying the airport at 9,000 feet, and was told to climb back to 9,000. I finally descended, switch manually to tower frequency at CYYC, and was given a landing clearance,

My question is, does PF3 not like when you change waypoint altitudes after loading flightplan? This has happened two flights in a row from different airports, both times changing to a lower altitude in flight plan .


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:48 am 
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Okay, so here's what happened... you were handed off to Edmonton Center...
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9/18/2017 3:02:13 PM: 640 - Transcript: 'Eastern 819 Contact EDMONTON CENTER on 129.97 '
But you never made contact (Hotkey #0)

The next time you did call ATC (19 minutes later) was to give a position report Hotkey #9)
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9/18/2017 3:21:25 PM: 820 - Transcript: 'EDMONTON CENTER Eastern 819 Position Report 28 miles from Charlie Echo Alpha 3 to the north at 1518 local '
PF3 is event driven and expects you to complete each instructions as and when given... like climbing to, descending to, turning to, completing a handoff, etc, etc

Of course this begs the question as to what PF3 'should' have done or do in this situation...?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:42 am 
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Of course this begs the question as to what PF3 'should' have done or do in this situation...?
I think we already answered that elsewhere: Send an interceptor :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Of course this begs the question as to what PF3 'should' have done or do in this situation...?
I think we already answered that elsewhere: Send an interceptor :)
Now that would be cool 8-)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:08 pm 
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Whoops!!!!! :oops: :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:12 pm 
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If you are going to be AFK (away from keyboard) for a bit at cruise, switch to CP Mode 2 and let VCP handle the comms and acknowledge the handoffs until you return; then you can switch back.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:22 pm 
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If you are going to be AFK (away from keyboard) for a bit at cruise, switch to CP Mode 2 and let VCP handle the comms and acknowledge the handoffs until you return; then you can switch back.
I almost never am away from keyboard, probably was distracted changing ADF freqs or something.


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