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Bombardier CRJ700 Line up ILS to runway heading

colinm Guest

When coming in for a landing using ILS how do you turn the needle so it's pointing to the runway on your compass. I used to use the OBS knob but I don't see anyway to do that on the CRJ700.

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Craig (Sno0ze) Trainee

Yeah Colin when it comes to jets ILS gets different. On the CRJ700 ya have PFD's (Primary Flight Display) which as you can probably see holds nearly everything you need, attitude indicator, altimeter, airspeed indicator compass heading etc. In the CRJ700 from what I can remember there is no backup VOR indicator. I can't remember exactly where this happens on the PFD on the CRJ I've been hooked on the A321 for days now lol But yeah, once the ILS frequency is active as usual you will get a localizer needle and glideslope needle (On the A321 it's on the bottom and right side of the attitude indicator.)

Also on the A321 you have to active the localizer and glideslope needles to show, so there may be a button somewhere for that. Please excuse this bity info Laughing So yeah thats basically it, in jets with ILS you don't move an OBS, it does it automatically from my experience of the Boeing 737 and A321, even the CRJ700.

Hope this helps.

~Sno0ze

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to_coolguys First Officer

In the jets, you need to dial in the ILS frequency in the Nav1 radio.Switch to Nav..As soon as the receivers start receiving the ILS signals you will see it on the HSI on the right and at the bottom .In case of Boeing 747-400 and 737 there are basically pink diamond shapes appearing at the right and at the bottom...There is no such thing called OBS in case of Jets...I guess I am right..Please correct me if i m wrong..I have no idea about the CRJ but i think it shud work the same way..

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Craig (Sno0ze) Trainee

No you are correct to_coolguys. No OBS in jets. All it is a case of tuning the nav1 radio then transmitting it as you said. Then basically wait to intercept the localizer once it starts to show movement.

~Sno0ze

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to_coolguys First Officer

thanks snooze but colinm is your problem solved?

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