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MD 81/82 Jetliner ILS Approach

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Printed Date: 21 Sep 2019 at 3:21am


Topic: MD 81/82 Jetliner ILS Approach
Posted By: Flightmaster2015
Subject: MD 81/82 Jetliner ILS Approach
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2016 at 12:34am
Hi to all
I have a problem regarding the ILS approach with the great MD 81/82 Jetliner (and his little brother MD87 as well)
During an ILS approach the plane don't descent after the glideslope intercept
These are the procedures I follow (as the tutorial flight) prior to landing
-Tuning the localizer freq and course for the runway i have to land
-Descending to the localizer intercept altitude (as ATC instructions)
-At the localizer altitude I select the VOR LOC mode in the autopilot: the plane lines up to the runway but don't follow the glideslope and then don't descent
What I miss?
Thanks



Replies:
Posted By: hifly
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2016 at 6:44pm
IIRC  you need to engage the Approach APP  mode. 

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Posted By: Flightmaster2015
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2016 at 9:07am
With ILS button?


Posted By: hifly
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2016 at 5:04pm
It's been a while since I flew the MD81, I'll check this evening and get back to you.

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Posted By: Flightmaster2015
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2016 at 5:31pm
Originally posted by hifly hifly wrote:

It's been a while since I flew the MD81, I'll check this evening and get back to you.

Thanks :)


Posted By: hifly
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2016 at 6:31pm
Yes it is the ILS button, as long as you are below the glideslope altitude. The default FSX ATC is not always reliable especially on approaches. 

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Posted By: Flightmaster2015
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2016 at 9:01pm
Ok thanks :) I have to engage the VOR LOC to intercept the localizer,then,when im aligned with the runway and above the glideslope level i'll engage the ILS :)


Posted By: hifly
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2016 at 9:55pm
Correct except you need to be BELOW the glideslope level before engaging ILS. This applies to all aircraft.

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Posted By: Flightmaster2015
Date Posted: 22 Jun 2016 at 7:25pm
Thanks :)


Posted By: hifly
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2016 at 9:14pm
You're welcome. The MD 81-2 is one of, if not the best in the F-Lite range.

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Posted By: Flightmaster2015
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2016 at 9:36am
I agree :)



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