# Help with glide slope

This seems like a ridiculous question but I want to get it out of my mind. I know what’s the point of glide slope in real life for pilots and I know how they use them, however I’m not sure how I’m supposed to use it in IF. Could anyone give me a good explanation how to use them for a aircraft that doesn’t have approach auto pilot ( aircraft that have auto pilot approach : A319,a320,a321,737-bbj…). I would appreciate very much.

If you´re flying on solo, you can practice by calculating the TOD with the glide slope´s final approach point and adding some NM to the result.
TOD: Cruise ALT - Target ALT= result. Result / 300.
On Live, the ATC will vector you to the altitude at which you should intercept the localizer and glideslope, but its handy to have the TOD written so as to have a reference.

Someone can correct me though.

This explains it and in the future search the topic before making a new post because this is a duplicate.

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I may not be the best one to answer this, but I’ll try to show you using this picture: Also, not a ridiculous question at all.

(Photo by Mark Denton)
As you can see on the right of the picture, there is the Glide Slope. This keeps you in check vertically If you can the triangular figure level with the rectangle, you’re good. If it goes up, slightly and gently decent a bit. The opposite if it goes down. In that case, slightly and gently ascend a bit. Now look at the bottom, center. Inside the circle, you can see the vertical line that represents the Localizer. This keeps you in check horizontally. Keep that green line in the center of those two circles as it is in this picture, and you should be fine. Another way to keep you centered down to middle of the runway, is your mini map. Looking at the re ILS approach on the mini map, there are three lines. Zooming in and keeping your airplane’s icon centered on the middle line will also work. Hopefully this is correct, and helps :)

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