adding copilot functionality

Hello all,

I wanted to take some time to pop in here and assure people that I’m still around.

Due to time commitments with work and personal life, I haven’t had near as much time to work on TFM directly as I did in the past. Andy and I do talk on a regular basis though, and we discuss every new feature that is going into TFM.

Regarding features, I want to let people know that I have started working on adding some co-pilot features to TFM. Right now, I’m working on adding flows to TFM for the pMDG 737. This will be similar to what First Officer does. For now, the flows will need to be manually triggered, although we will most likely add automatic flows in the future. There will be a keyboard shortcut to bring up a dialog that will allow you to choose a flow to run.

Initially, the flows will not automatically program the FMC, other than setting the initial position. Once we add the Simbrief integration though, we will be able to program the FMC like First Officer does.

I’m currently working on the Pre-flight flow, and it’s going well. As usual, I’m not giving a timeframe for this. I just wanted to let folks know that it’s in progress.

We are also planning to add checklists in the future.




state of PMDG 737 for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Just wanted to drop a quick post here and let people know of the current status of TFM and support for the new PMDG 737 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

As of now, PMDG has not yet released an SDK (software development kit) for the new PMDG 737. As a result, FSUIPC 7 has not been updated with any new offsets that might be required. Additionally, the existing offset block for the 737 is actually disabled in FSUIPC 7, since they weren’t needed until PMDG came out with their new aircraft.

We’re keeping an eye on the FSUIPC and PMDG forums and will have some more information once the new SDK comes out for the 737.