aircanada014
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Computer Voice In Flight Deck For Landing.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:38 am

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
 
flyinTLow
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RE: Computer Voice In Flight Deck For Landing.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:26 am

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

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KensukeAida
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RE: Computer Voice In Flight Deck For Landing.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:28 am

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

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Matt72033
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RE: Computer Voice In Flight Deck For Landing.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:47 am

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
 
Derik737
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RE: Computer Voice In Flight Deck For Landing.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:37 am

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),
RADIO ALTIMETER
(female voice @2500),
1000, 100, 50, 30, 20, 10
Refer to menu 54 for male
voices.

Menu 96

PLUS HUNDRED,
MINIMUMS, 2500,
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).
 
aircanl1011
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RE: Computer Voice In Flight Deck For Landing.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:40 am

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

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CX Flyboy
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RE: Computer Voice In Flight Deck For Landing.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:16 am

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!
 
10mid
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RE: Computer Voice In Flight Deck For Landing.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:20 am

On the ERJ the female voice has a habit of saying "Hi Steve" to everyone, no matter what their names are.
 
LongbowPilot
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RE: Computer Voice In Flight Deck For Landing.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:41 pm

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.
 
BMIFlyer
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RE: Computer Voice In Flight Deck For Landing.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:12 pm

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

 rotfl 


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