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    FMC load confirmation sound

    It always makes me happy when I hear the FMC go 'ding dong' once it has loaded a flight plan, weather update etc. in the 747. Can the 737 FMC go "ding dong" as well? If so, where is the option set? I appreciate this is a totally weird question, but my happiness is important

    Pete Gordon

    I really don't know about the real airplane, but given the nature of the 737, and the fact that it's made by PMDG, I think that the sound on RTE loading is not present in the real aircraft.
    PMGD does follow the realism as much as possible, so it's safe to assume that they didn't add any sort of sound as it's not part of the real thing.
    But I could be wrong. Some user with real 737 flying experience will surely be able to clarify even more.
    Giovanni D. Tarar
    FAA CPL+IR Single & Multiengine Land
    I love flying when I'm in a bad mood


      Thanks for responding. I agree, PMDG would have modelled it, so I assume 'audible confirmation' is only a feature on the larger Boeings.


        Originally posted by Papa Golf View Post
        Thanks for responding. I agree, PMDG would have modelled it, so I assume 'audible confirmation' is only a feature on the larger Boeings.
        I think it's dependent on the FMC rather than the plane. The 747-8 seems to do this whereas the 747-400 does not, and the 747-400 that PMDG modeled uses an older style FMC.
        Captain Kevin

        Kevin Yang


          Thanks Captain Kevin . I'm going to have to check on this when I get home tonight. I think you are right. It's only the 777 and the 747-8 from memory.