My question is, shouldn’t the runway PAPI lights be in sync with the runway glideslope? Today I was landing at YSCB (Canberra - Sydney Region) runway 30. The runway is not ILS so really I shouldn’t be getting a proper glideslope but for the purpose of IF and autoland, we get it.
See screenshot 1: my PAPI lights are indicating one red and one white, so I’m on a correct visual glideslope. Note that the glideslope vertical needle indicates my altitude should be MUCH lower…
See screenshot 2 and 3: I have the ILS vertical needle centred, but the PAPI lights are indicating both red, so they’re saying I need to be MUCH higher?
Am I correct in saying the PAPI should match the instrument glideslope? I’ve noticed this difference at a number of different airports?
NOTE: there is a few people on here who will want to come on and critique something about my approach. Please don’t - I know I’m slightly off the centreline, I know my pitch is slightly nose down - I wasn’t interested in the perfect approach and was just using solo mode for this. I was purposely trying to prevent the HUD from blocking any views, whilst fumbling to hold the ‘home’ and ‘lock’ buttons on my iPad to take the screenshots.