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    Terrain warning on landing

    Sometimes I hear and see this warning when approaching the runway. I have captured the glide slope and the approach lights are red and white. Forgot what they are called. My guess I need to pull back the pitch but when is the best time to do that.
    Dean Salman

    They are called PAPI and VASI lights, depending on their setup.

    Terrain warnings should be inhibited in landing configuration. Are you sure the warnings come from the airplane and not from a possible third party addon like for example FS2Crew's RAAS?
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    Marc Eland
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      Thanks for the reply, Marc. I don't have a 3rd party add on in P3D for aircrafts except Spad.Next and ASP3D. I was doing an auto landing, and the VASI lights looked normal as well as the glide slope indicator on the PFD looked ok. I see the Terr display on the ND and heard the warning. I am pretty close to the runway maybe two to three hundred feet above ground. This usually happens with the B777 so I wondered if I was too late pulling up or flaring. I am still learning the Autoland, and this won't happen if I release the AP and land myself.
      Dean Salman


        If you are landing on a runway that is shorter then the minimum runway length that is set in the setup menus in the FMC this will happen. I forget which menu it is and I’m away from my computer at the moment.
        Tom Landry


          I usually pick longer runways for the 777 but maybe that is a possibly. I will have to experiment with that.
          Dean Salman


            Dean what you are saying is a thing

            I get it from time to time, only on 777 (not 744 or 748), no particular pattern, not driven by surrounding terrain - in fact usually "flat" terrain and it's not repeatable. And to speak to Ralgh's point, in my case the runways are all 10000'+

            I am using add on airports but no other add ons
            Adrian Howe


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              dsalman1 commented
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              I found this happens a lot when doing an auto land, but when landing manually pretty rare. The FCOM talks about Auto landing a bit, so I need to look at that again

            The autoland is working better without seeing the terrain warning when I update the altimeter frequently
            Dean Salman