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Landing query?

cwilson87 Guest

Hi there,

Right I'm a very inexperience flight simulator 2004 player, yet I love the game. My only problem is landing!! I've read through all the threads/topics on this board relating to landing and still I can't do it.

When i swithc my gps to NAV, type in the ICAO into the gps and press the approach button when i'm less that 10nm away, altitude of roughly 2500ft and travelling at a speed of roughly 200 knots. It never works, the plane doesn't automatically land.

What am I doing wrong here? I'm using a learjet by the way.

P.S please very be very simple in your answers lol, as I say, I'm very inexperienced.

Help much appreciated.

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

I'm not an expert in auto-landings(to be precise i have never try one) but my personal method is first of all to try land manual small props and then pass to the heavier ones.
Try also the FS learning center.Maybe you find it boring but it helps more than you can think and it explains almost everything.
After it you will notice that your understanding in the topics about landings will be better... 😉
I believe that if you can handle the manual procedure you will find easier to land your craft automatically.A good pilot(even a virtual one)want always to control his craft and to know exactly what happens. 🙂

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Doyley Captain

It wont land automatically, the app switch will get you lined up and follow the glidescope till just before you land.

Make sure you have the correct frequency set in NAV1 or it wont work. Activate the visual flight path. If you cant see that it is not set up correctly.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Stock MSFS 2004 does not have autoland. Autoland is a special feature that you would need an add on program to perform. Even with Autoland, you can't just push a button and the aircraft lands. It's more involved than that. I would learn the manual landings first. Autoland can be downloaded but I don't have the address. 🙂



Last edited by CRJCapt on Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:50 pm, edited 1 time in total
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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

I would suggest that you follow the Approach Guides post in the General Forum step by step, which ever part you find easiest. The APP feature isn't the autoland (as CRJCapt says), as FS9 doesn't come with this feature as standard.
If you follow the guide step by step, there is no reason why it shouldn't work, but if you still have problems, them come back here and ask away 👍

cwilson87 Guest

I can land the smaller aircrafts relatively well, my main problem is with the beoings and the the learjet, I just can't line up with the runway properly on approach and end up landing on the grass
😕

What method do you suggest I use to line up with the runway correctly?

Cheers guys

Guest

Also, how do I activate the visual flight path??

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

cwilson87 wrote:

I can land the smaller aircrafts relatively well, my main problem is with the beoings and the the learjet, I just can't line up with the runway properly on approach and end up landing on the grass
😕

What method do you suggest I use to line up with the runway correctly?

Cheers guys

https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/8080/ils-approach-guide-tutorial/

You need to follow the ILS approach guides in the above post. If you do follow it, step by step, then you should have a landing on approach

To activate the Visual Flight Path, do to Aircraft and Visual Flight Path and tick the boxes. Make sure you have the ILS frequency in the NAV1 box, or it won't work

Guest

Ok, I'm going to sound really idiotic here but I still don't know what to do.

I'll tell you what I'm doing.

From the start I go into flight planner, choose my departure and destination airport, pretty obvious so far, should I be doing anything else in the flight planner section?

During the flight I use the GPS, autopilot to level the wings and hold the altitude. Up until now I haven't used the ATC.

That's as far as I have went, what should I do next? E.g. before and during the flight

Guest

Please help me, plz

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Guest,

I think you should read up on the Learning Center. There are some fundamental flight rules and restrictions that you should be aware of.

First off, it depends whether you want to fly IFR or VFR. For simplicity's sake, we'll say, if you are using a jet, we'll assume you are flying IFR and if you are flying a small prop then you are flying VFR, but look up this in the Learning Center because it is very important.

When you go into flightplanner, select your beginning destination and your end destination, selecting direct GPS (you can experiment with other navigational techniques as well) and then click 'Find Route'. Click OK, and then click yes to the next box, and the next box again (if it appears). You have now set up a flight plan that ATC knows you want to fly.

Once you are in the sim in your aircraft, press the button under 'Escape', i.e. ` to get the ATC window to appear. There should be an option saying "Request IFR clearence". Go through all of this, noting down the critical information (again, you will have to find this through the Flight Center). It will soon give you taxiing instructions, and then you can engage progressive taxi to see where to go to the correct runway.

Once you have clearence to take off, ATC will give you directions on heading i.e. directing you on how to get to your destination. Listen to the ATC remarks (remarks directed at your aircraft will be in green and follow them. Later on, you will be asked to descend and you will have vectors to approach and then land at a certain runway. You need to obtain that runways information, such as its elavation, its ILS frequency and its runway heading which can all be found in the map button by double clicking on the runway.

Now, you must then follow the ILS approach guide to follow the glideslope vertically and laterally to land your aircraft safely.

The above is for an IFR flight only

Guest

Thanks very much

You've been a great help

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

You're welcome 🍻

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