[bvipilots] Re: never sneeze when you fly with Michelle

  • From: Robert Cezar <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bvipilots@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 13:08:32 -0700


How are you making out?


On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:04 AM, Noel Romey <nromey@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I was flying this morning from cyyc o cyxj.  About 180 miles from the
> airport, I sneezed into the microphone.  It was not muted
> unfortunately.  MS Speech Recognition took my sneeze as a keypress.
> two things happened in succession.  First, I should say, these
> keypresses were on the FSX side, not the IYP Michelle side of things.
> First, the autopilot got turned off and second, my engine mixture was
> set to lean.  I dropped from 1000 to nothing in about 10 seconds.
> Didn't know what happened because I didn't know what I pressed, so I
> thought fist to set engine mixture to rich, well I said lean, so I
> ultimately pulled back up to about 4000 feet, then fell back.  In
> essence, FSX was confused.  Finally got things dialed back in, and got
> up to 10300 feet and climbing, aTC yelling at me that I was above my
> altitude.  That's when I found that autopilot got turned off.  I would
> have started over because in real life, I would have been exploded
> into bits on the middle of frontier Canada, but I flew the flight last
> night and on approach, lost all FSX  sound (nothing I could do to get
> it back either), so II just continued flying.  I've got FSX set to not
> allow for crashes for some reason apparently under realism (I had not
> idea that could be set).  Luckily for me, I'm save in Fort St. John.
> Another note, upon landing, I got to 100 feet and the wind blew me up
> so I was a few feet from the ground but not landed and I didn't hear a
> bump or crash sound.  So I pulled up (execute go around didn't work
> for some reason) flew a while and then prepared to land at the runway.
>  Autopilot was on again again so I turned it off, did approach
> checklist again, and was able to land.  I think that crosswinds caused
> problems for me, so when I came back the second time, they weren't as
> significant so Michelle was able to help.
> This is going to be a challenging trip.
> Noel
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