FSX How to Land with ILS | Autopilot Landing | Airbus
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FSX How to Land with ILS | Autopilot Landing | Airbus


Hello and welcome back to Jack’s FSX Videos.
And to the third video of the Video Requests series. So for this third video, it’s little
bit different from what I said it would be- or a lot different than what I said it was
going to be last time. It’s going to be how to land with ILS or how to land using autopilot,
whatever you want to call it. I did release a video on how do you land with autopilot,
Series 1, Episode 6, I think it was – but that was just literally using autopilot. This
is going to be how to land with ILS. So to start off, we need the ILS frequency and heading
of the runway for wherever you’re going to land. And to do that, all you need to do is
go into- press Alt to bring up this menu bar at the top here, press World and then Map
– and then that brings up this. And then you just zoom into whatever airport you’re going
at, so this one’s Gatwick (EGKK) and then you just click on the green strips here, sort
of arrows, whatever you want to call them. There’s usually one on either side, but there’s
not always and not every runway in the world will have them – only some of them, for example
26R and 8L don’t have them, but 8R and 26L do. So basically you just click on the sort
of area that they’re in, and to double check you’ve got the right runway, it says it at
the top there – 26L – and then you can just make a note on a bit of paper or whatever,
what the frequency is or you can just remember it if you’ve got a good memory. I haven’t,
so I always just write it down. So I’m just writing down 110.9 and then you’ve also just
got to write down the heading, at 261. And then that’s it, that’s all you need for this
area. And then you can just hold down Alt to get rid of that bar. So that’s what you
need to start off with, and then obliviously once you’re on approach you then start using
this stuff, so I’m just now going to skip ahead to being on approach, to this airport,
Gatwick, runway 26L. Right, so I’m now on approach here so I’ll just bring up my GPS
and it shows that I’ve already got a route in for Gatwick. Now if you’re using ATC, they’ll
usually tell you what runway you’re landing at, and it’ll say ILS vectors or whatever
– make sure that they do say that otherwise they haven’t lined you up for an ILS runway,
at which point you can change that. But if you click this button just down here, the
procedure button, approach, and then you select the runway that you want to land at, so I’m
landing at 26L, enter that, it is a vectors, then you can load it in or you can just activate
it. So I’m going to activate mine now, and then it’s got this new line that’s come up
here. Now this isn’t your ILS line, this is just your navigation line- route basically
to line you roughly up with the runway. Now I’m just going to start to descend a little
bit more here, I’m also going to decrease the speed. So all of this, you still have
to do manually, speed and altitude at this point – this right now is only lining you
up with the GPS. So, I’m also going to take down a degree of flaps and I think right about
now I can bring down the gears. So once you’re still lining up with the runway, you can obviously
still look over there and see it if you want to. And you can also now key in Nav 1 – so
you can put in what we noted down earlier. So it’s 110.9, and then you can switch that
over. So make sure you click Nav 1 before you do that and then you can switch it over.
And then you can also put in your course, which is 261, so you can just swing that round
to 2… 6… 1, like that. Now if we bring up the GPS again, you can still see we’re
lining up with the runway. Now I have lined up quite late here, but this is just a tutorial
so it doesn’t really matter that much. So now that I’m close enough to the ILS, I can
click that ILS button there, I can switch it over to Navigation, make sure that this
button’s still on here – so I put that on earlier, the Nav Hold switch. I can still
be bringing out the gears- now at this point you want to be watching this diamond here,
so as soon as that diamond reaches that middle point… there, you click the Approach Hold
switch. And this will then start to descend you down. So I’ll just say that again, once
this diamond- it will start coming down, down, down, down, once it lines up with that line
there, the middle of that diamond, you press the Approach Hold switch. And then that does
that for you – it starts to descend for you. So you continue to decrease speed, still on
you’re own. And lower the flaps as well. And this is now controlling my altitude as well
as my direction. So, just to recap, I’ve still got the Navigation, ILS switch on and now
the Approach Hold switch – instead of the Navigation Hold switch. And I can continue
to decrease the speed right down now, to land speed almost. So I’m now at 150 knots. So
I don’t need to touch the altitude anymore because that’s now being handled by the aircraft.
Now as you can see, I was coming in a little bit too fast, so it has had to dip the nose
down quite a bit there. So I am just going to decrease the speed a little bit more, while
this still handles decreasing my altitude. So now it’s lifting up a little bit, now that
I’ve slowed down. My flaps are out at full. So you still have to handle flaps and everything
like that. And it’s pretty much lining up, itself, with the PAPI lights here – you can
see it’s two red, two white. But that will change as you get right down to the runway.
So it’s still pretty much level now, the aircraft, as it should be for landing. So if you don’t
get the diamond quite right, it might land a little bit earlier or a little bit late
– which is why you’ve got to make sure you get it perfectly on that line as best as you
can. You’re better off doing it slightly earlier. So at this point, you can now actually disengage
all of the autopilot. It will just glide down. You can put you’re engine to idle and then
you can flare on you’re own. Just like that. And then hold down F2, or use your hardware,
to turn on the reverse thrust and press the [forward] slash key to bring up the speed
brakes- or spoilers. And then you can press the brake to come to a full stop. And you’re
pretty much going to be lined up with the line – pretty much. Obviously it won’t be
perfect because it just isn’t – but in some cases it will, just depends on the ILS really.
So that is basically it, if you’ve got any questions about it, then you can just comment
below and I’ll be happy to try and answer them as best as I can, or some of my volunteers
will. So that’s it really. Like I said, any questions, comment, email or anything. But
it’s pretty simply once you’ve got the hang of it. And that’s it, so they’ll be another
video out next- well in a few days, for the next video request. So that will come out
very soon. And thank you for watching.

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