When making a ILR flight and coming in to land you hear "Maintain 1700 until established on the localizer" from ATC or something along those lines. What does this mean?
What this means is that until you have contact witht tower that you are landing at - keep that altide you are given.
lol I kind of gathered that bit, its the until established on the localizer bit I dont understand.
It means to stay at that altitude until established on the localizer(LOC needle centered). There after, your altitude is dictated by the approach chart for that approach.
Thank you very much.
Where can I get the charts from? Are they built into FS?
i get mine here http://www.airnav.com/ i think they only have airports in the us though
"maintain 1,700 until established on the localiser" DOES NOT mean to remain at 1,700 feet until you have contact with the tower. It means, as CRJCapt said, to maintain 1,700 while you are intercepting the localiser course line and then, decend as specified in the published IFR approach you are flying. If that localiser has a glide slope, then you would descend as defined by the glide slope indicator in the cockpit. If it does not, you would descend as allowed at the various intersections, markers, ADFs, or DME locations as published in the approach.
I have a more basic question. Why are you attempting to fly IFR approaches if you do not know what a basic IFR instruction means? I recommend you go to the learning center and start going through the IFR training.