Landing On Autopilot


#8

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


#9

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!


#10

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.


#11

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


#12

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


#13

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

Hopefully that helps a bit?


#14

thank you for the help


#15

No probs! Enjoy 😊


#16

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


#17

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


#18

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


#19

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!


#20

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.


#21

Ok thank you. I never take off in crosswinds, mostly headwinds. This whole time I thought it was mostly me.


#22

Only if its bad weather otherwise always a mauel landing for me


#23

Well said! You are completely correct:) I try to tell people this all the time.


#24

Yes, CAT II, III, IIIb and IIIc is only to be used when visibility is poor and when it’s not very windy.


#26

Kind of off topic but didnt want to start new thread. What is the proper procedure for a missed approach?


#27

Also what is the difference between declaring a go around vs missed approach?


#28

You can find missed approach details in approach charts