Turn in, intercept the ILS & touch down
Using the default Flight Simulator scenery, when the NAV2
DME reads around 16.5 turn left with a bank of 20 degrees,
again using the A/P Manual turn knob.
- If we are using Nick Black's scenery we
would be looking for 9.0 on the NAV1 DME instead.
Keep a speed of 160 kt during the turn. We will
need around 82% RPM for this.
Select gear down.
During this turn we need to lose 500ft, descending from
2500ft to 2000ft.
To do this click the 'DATUM ADJUST' knob on the auto pilot
until we get a 300 ft/min descent rate.
||Click on the Speed
This will automatically set the bugs on your air speed
indicator for landing.
These bugs show the minimum speed with Approach flaps
(35 degrees), minimum speed with Landing flaps (45 degrees)
and the Threshold speed (VAT).
VAT is the target speed to be at when you cross the runway
We are aiming to stop the turn at a heading of 300 degrees.
So as the heading passes 290 degrees, click the Manual
Turn knob back to the central position & we will
level out at 300 degrees ready to intercept the ILS.
Once we are level, turn off the auto pilot & click
the auto pilot toggle switch to close the A/P window.
|As we intercept the ILS beam,
the ILS indicator will start to move on the Horizontal
We are now flying manually, so turn the aircraft so that
the ILS beam line is kept central under the aircraft symbol.
The horizontal glide slope line is showing that we are
well under the glide slope beam, so we need to keep the
altitude at 2000 ft until we intercept the glideslope
Since we are no longer descending, we will need some more
power to keep the speed between 150 & 160 kt.
About 83 % RPM.
As we intercept the glide slope beam, the horizontal GS
line starts to move down the Horizontal Situation Indicator.
As the line passes the nose of the aircraft symbol, select
Approach flaps (35 degrees).
Let the speed bleed off, but up the power slightly (to
84%) so that the speed is kept above the first marker
bug on the air speed indicator (at 143 kt).
Keep the two ILS indicator lines central under the aircraft
symbol. To keep the horizontal GS line central,
we will need to be descending at around 700 ft/min.
You will need to keep the aircraft trimmed by putting
in some nose up trim.
As the altitude reading passes 1500 ft, select Landing
flaps (45 degrees), allow the speed to drop, but keep
it above the next marker bug on the air speed indicator
You will need some more nose up trim.
When we are happy that we are going to land, lower the
power down to around 82% RPM and let the speed drop off
to the Threshold speed (VAT). This is marked by
the next bug on the air speed indicator.
Before touchdown, set power to idle & flare by reducing
vertical speed to under 300 ft/min.
We are going to perform a touch & go, so keep the
nose up, raise flaps two notches to take off setting (20
degrees), adjust trim to around 3.5 and apply take off
power of 93 % RPM.