About flight deck announcements
In addition to the 12 user files that will be played automatically based on timed triggers during your flight, FDC Live Cockpit! 2011 also supports up to 99 Flight deck announcements that can be played randomly during your flight. These files – your own recordings or selections – could perhaps be the Captain’s in-flight chat to his passengers, explana- tions for unusual events, etc. The flight deck announcements are stored in strict numerical order, and when you hit the appropriate hotkey, the next message is played. You can, if you wish, skip the next message in the queue. When the last available file has been played, FDC Live Cockpit! 2011 loops back to the beginning of the list, and starts over again.
FDC Live Cockpit! 2011 also features direct shortcut keys for the 26 first Flight deck announcements in your set. You can play the first announcement by hitting Ctrl-\-A, the second by hitting Ctrl-\-B, the third by hitting Ctrl-\-C, and so on. The 26th announcement is played by hitting Ctrl-\-Z.
Note! You can play flight deck announcements at any time in your flight, even before the first cabin announcement has been made.
Short, medium, and long hauls
The flight deck announcements might differ between various types of flight. FDC Live Cockpit! 2011 allows you to record three different sets of messages; you can select between these on the User Files panel in FDC Live Cockpit! 2011. You can record files into Short Haul, Medium Haul, and Long Haul sets.
To select a different set of flight deck announcements:
In FDC Live Cockpit! 2011 main window, click Options.
In the Main Options panel, click User Files.
At the bottom of the panel, select the type of journey you want
to make. Available options are Short Haul, Medium Haul, and Long Haul.
Click Save Changes and Close to exit the panel.