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User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 7457 times:

Have you ever notice in the flight deck when the airplane is on approach for landing you can hear the computer voice tell the pilots how many feet before touching the ground?. It starts from 500 feet then 400, 300, 200, 100 and 50feet. Well I notice on KLM a/c they have female computer voice while other airlines have male voice. Do you know any other airline have female voice.? If you click on this link and click on the first video which was mentioin in other thread you can hear the female computer voice during approaching to landing. http://www.biff.nl/filmpjes.htm on flight level 350 site they have cool videos for landing too. http://flightlevel350.com Any comments appreciate  Smile

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User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 7389 times:

I always thought this was not airline-specific but manifacturer-specific...


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User currently offlineKensukeAida From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 7378 times:

On Airbus and Boeing, CAWS is a fully programmable system, so I think you can put anything you want in there memory permitting. Default on A, it's a guy with British accent, and default on B it's a guy with an American accent. On the Boeing 737 at least there is provision for "60ft" for instance if the customer wants custom altitude readouts.

Psychologically speaking, it's been proven that stressed out male pilots respond better to a calm female voice. That's why fighter planes have "bitchin' betty".

Perhaps these airlines buy into that....

- John

[Edited 2005-10-28 18:30:40]

[Edited 2005-10-28 18:31:37]

User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 7345 times:

Quoting KensukeAida (Reply 2):
Psychologically speaking, it's been proven that stressed out male pilots respond better to a calm female voice. That's why fighter planes have "bitchin' betty".

i was told that the study proved that pilots reaction times to commands was quicker from a male voice, maybe this is for TCAS and GPWS call outs tho

User currently offlineDerik737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 337 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 7284 times:

The Honeywell EGPWS computer which is used in most commercial air transport aircraft today can be programmed to use over 100 different altitude/minimums callouts.

Some of these callout menus use a female voice, most use a male voice. Boeing selects a few of them for standard options. The airline can change them if desired by changing the option wiring (very easy to do).

Here are two examples:

Menu 94

50 ABOVE (female voice),
DECIDE (female voice),
(female voice @2500),
1000, 100, 50, 30, 20, 10
Refer to menu 54 for male

Menu 96

1000(B), 500(B), 100, 50,
40, 30, 20, 10
Only available on 777-
200/300 and
737-600/700/800/IGW. (B stands for baro callout).

User currently offlineAIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 7220 times:

Who wants to hear a woman, other than your wife, calling you a "retard" when you are landing with the gear up anyway?????


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6753 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 7167 times:

We have the menu 96 as mentionned above on our 777s except we do not have a '100' call. It's a little too much talking otherwise!

User currently offline10MID From Singapore, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 7151 times:

On the ERJ the female voice has a habit of saying "Hi Steve" to everyone, no matter what their names are.

User currently offlineLongbowPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6984 times:
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Ahhhh, Bitchin Betty! We have one of those in the Longbows. She is pretty cool and sexy sounding, but when they did the software upgrade to the new lot, she sounds like she has had a lot of mileage.

She sounds like a tranny on estrogen treatments.

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6892 times:

Quoting LongbowPilot (Reply 8):
She sounds like a tranny on estrogen treatments.



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