Landing On Autopilot

I have seen a few people landing on Autopilot. Do you guys recommend this?

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If I fly in the A320 and it’s windy, then yes :)

is there some kind of tutorial as to how to control the descent?

I prefer manual approaches.


What do you actually mean :)? I don’t understand it :)

You should manual land when its windy.


I only use APPR when the visibility is bad @Alan_Perez


I’m not doing it often, normally I fly with the A340, but using sometimes the automatic landing is quite nice 😊

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It is nice but when its windy you want to be in control. You can always execute a missed approach so don’t be afraid to take control who you’re facing that gusting crosswind!


What I mean is I usually land manually. If I am going from one airport to the other depending on the distance, I would place my place on AP but I have never tried to land my plane on AP. So by tutorial I mean what is the rate of descent you should take to land.

I also find that in this type of sim where your device tilt is directing the plane then a slip or a shaking hand can mess up a touchdown on the centreline. I find autoland useful for this reason

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is there a video tutorial on how to properly land a plane on AP

There’s a good article here that should cover most of your questions:

Hopefully that helps a bit?


thank you for the help

No probs! Enjoy 😊

and you think tilting a yoke/side stick doesn’t do anything when pilots land in real life. It just takes practice man.

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quick question, how do I control my takeoff? At times my plane will start turning left when I am trying to take off and the only way I have been able to control it is with the rudder

I understand it takes practice and of course pilots have it far tougher but my point is it can be difficult to stabilise a device depending on your situation

I think that’s the floating point error that’s been mentioned a few times on here before. It’s a known issue and being worked in by the devs. Apparently it’s a nightmare to fix though. It’s that or you’re taking off in a crosswind!


Here is a first person view of how to use the APPR.
The Autoland will control your rate of descent, you need to control your speed and flap settings.
There is a lot more going on in this video than just the APPR.
The flight is following the HAWKZ FOUR arrival into KSEA on a RW 16R approach.

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