ILS?

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ILS?

Postby tanken2 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:58 am

out of curiosity
how often do real world pilots use ILS and autoland, or do they prefer manual landing.
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Re: ILS?

Postby SA227 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:29 pm

Personally I like to maintain my flying skills.
Last night was a beautiful night in Christchurch so I disconnected everything at 3000ft and hand flew the whole ILS. Into Auckland it was a 400ft foot cloud base and I disconnected at 1000ft once the aircraft was fully configured. I was flying a B733 which is really nice to hand fly.
I have flown with guys who will engage the autopilot asap after take off and autoland in Cat 1 minima. Just depends on the night and how awake you are :D

Last autoland was last week but just for currency as the aircraft hadn't done one for a while.
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Re: ILS?

Postby tanken2 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:28 am

interesting , Thank you for that , must try more manual approaches. Only one I do manually is Queenstown 05 because you have to . on xplane.
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