Alright - I can’t figure out this one for some reason, I must just not be hitting the right switch. After a cold start in the A-10C, I get everything up and running. The EGI is aligned “22.214.171.124” or whatever the EAC is on, radar altimeter is on. I’m given a navigation solution on the TAD and everything is fine…but for some reason my CDU is showing an ALIGN message still - are one of my two CDU knobs set on the wrong detent? I’m trying to enter manual LAT/LON in the CDU (part of the mission requirement) but I’m still seeing ALIGN. Point the monkey at the stupid mistake please.
Yeah - I did those two things. But I still have ALIGN. The thing is, I’ve done that process a hundred times, but now I can’t figure out something weird. Does it stay in ALIGN until airborne and then switch over to another mode?
For instance - in this start video the guy has done everything but you still see ALIGN on the CDU: