What is the ILS range?

Yesterday I was flying from EBBR to EHAM. Pretty much one straight line.
I noticed that while still on 15.000 ft and about 60 nm away, I could select the ILS for 36R at EHAM and be on a perfect glide from all the way down from 15.000 ft to the runway without risking speed violations. I was lucky enough to get 36R when I was in reach of EHAM tower.
It was so cool.
Is that a common thing or is it unusual.
So that’s why I’m wondering what the ILS range is.

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I think the ILS range in IF is infinte.
In real world, as well as before version 15.08.0 (August 2015), it’s about 15 miles.

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Infinite ILS! LOL :)

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Before 15.08.0… When was that?

Anyway, we do program ILS range. Maybe it’s a bug?

I just checked it. I can select ILS 36R at EHAM while taxiing at EBBR 84 nm away.

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OK! Never tried it before. Was surprised it was possible. It is cool though.

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You can select the approach of any airport if it’s in your destination in your flight plan

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MagSez: based on its location and considering the surrounding terrain the omni direction wave prbigation of the localizer beam is as note by the duty experts it’s “Infinity”!

I was Taxiing at PHNL and I saw the ILS for PHTO
bcuz when you file plan to a Destination you can put the ILS 1000Nm away!

1000 nm away? Really?
I’m so looking forward to Global Flight and set ILS 06 at EHAM while taxiing at JFK! ;)

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I find it useful, especially if under Approach ATC control where I may not be following my original flight plan and know my DTG to the threshold can ensure that I am at the right height / speed to ensure I can set down correctly.

have had occasions, even on advanced (only once or twice!), of being cleared to land but being too high so had to go around in order to lose the height.

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