Problem With APP Hold

k_camacho11 Guest

I fly my 777 direct GPS...with the NAV....when I choose my approach in the GPS...and im about 10 miles from the runway..I click APP hold and then all of a sudden my plane shoots up and starts takes off my NAV and ALT hold and the plane goes crazy...why does it do that?

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Pro Member Chief Captain
Alex (Fire_Emblem_Master) Chief Captain

Because the APP button is ILS-Only. You need to fly an ILS approach in order to run the APP function on the Autopilot.

Pro Member First Officer
jelami First Officer

10 miles out......there is the problem I think.
I find that if I am off very much on my slope that some times the plane will try to get to where it needs to be in a violent manner.
I have found that it is important to be almost perfectly aligned with the runway and on a glide slope that is just below optimal when I engage APP. I also never engage until landing clearance is given, (a guess) 4 or 5 miles out and I am up to bat. I never engage if there is someone in the pattern ahead of me.
Be patient, practice at a lower rate, until it becomes natural and then go in at the normal rate. Keep trying, you will get it.

Pro Member First Officer
jelami First Officer

oh yea, good point FEM

k_camacho11 Guest

I know...I only land using the ILS.

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