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Manual landing or Autoland?

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Guest alextooi

Hi, How many of you are using manual landing instead of autolanding?In real pilot, what are they preferred?B/Regards...Alex Ooi

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I personaly make only autolandings with wind calm.I prefer the manual landing as you always can make better landings then the autoland does.It's also depents on your type of approach.If you are for a visual approach, you handfly the A/C.If you are for a low visibility approach, you use the ILS and maybe do an autoland.Hope it helps,

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Guest nattydread

Manual landing...its so much more fulfilling.

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Guest shaheedan

I never used autoland, since for me that is a time for me to show and test my skill. everybody can fly but not all can easy make a perfect landing all the time.Regards,Shaheedan Abdul Wahab,Oil Town,Malaysia

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Guest captbulldog 2

Capture ILS on AP... disconnect and fly it down on runway in sight :)

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Guest 737NGCapt

Personally, since I fly online, I usally take what's given to me. ILS or visual, either one is just as fun. ILS is especially fun with around 1/8th mile of visibility...goin' thru the back of your mind will constantly be the question are my senses correct, or is my airplane correct...? Visual approach with a centerline touchdown is always the best, that's enough to give ya one heck of an ego even tho it's virtual... ;)http://m.domaindlx.com/PacificAir/sig_3_small.jpg

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Guest hlm65

Hi Alex,usually I fly with A/P till about 100-500 ft above DA then land manually.Obviously in CATII/III conditions, I make an autoland.

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Hi,since I own the Boeings I did only one autoland.I fly only raw data (no flight director and no autothrottle).Much more fun this way.I use the autopilot only at or near cruise level.RegardsAnother Alex

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Guest bobsk8

I disconnect the AP as soon as 737 starts turn for Localizer and hand fly the rest of the approach. I love 300 foot ceilings with less than 1 mi vis and search for bad weather before I fly.

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Guest lbowes

Wow, lots of hardcore pilots here with manual landings, anybody use the autoland around here?? :-)Luke

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Guest LahaskaFlyer

Hi, this is not original with me but from another forum some time ago; however, I agree that it does apply to "real time" landings.The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and a good bowel movement. A night landing in a snow storm is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time.Jack Wilson PFDell8300,Pent.R4,CPU 3.0 Ghz,XP-Pro,1.00 GB of Ram,256MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 XT,SB Audigy,Dell 19" Monitor,Cable Modem,CH Yoke-Pedals

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well, since all of you do manual. i prefer autoland. much more satisfying. after u land, u can say, wow, it was me that pressed those couple of buttons to get the plane to land as i sit back and count the houses on approach. but really, i do manual mostly, but sometimes autoland, because of weather, or just to keep my autolanding skills sharpadam

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Guest aarskringspier

I do mostly manual right now as I am still learning the ins and outs of virtual flying. I do an auto land evey now and again to get the procedure down, but 95 percent of the time I am doing manual landings no matter the conditions until I can get it down fairly well.

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Guest ZOTAN

I do manual landings most of the time. Ill have the A/P intercept the localizer and get me on the glideslope, but after that I hand fly. I will do a full autoland when weather is bad, but flying in California thats pretty rare.Matt

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Interesting to read for developers. Seems there is no need to include Autoland in future packages. :-)I personaly do everything, autoland and hand flown landings, visual and instrument apporaches.Doing only one kind gets me bored very soon.Wolfgang

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Guest aarskringspier

I dont think it is something to leave out, it is a fun feature. I do enjoy watching it land or autolanding in terrible weather. I dont do it often at this point because I am learning, and the best way to learn is to do.

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The autoland usually helps me get the manual landings down in a new aircraft, just copy what the autopilot does and your good.Andrew

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Guest speight

I always handflystarting at 1000ft agl if I have visual. If the vis is down, then it is autoland.

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Guest Dash8driver

I hand fly 90% of my approaches. When in low vis right at mins, I'll go ahead and use autoland so that I can better manage the flight duties. But even then, if its a easy approach procedure, and I'm finding myself ahead of the plane, I'll kick off the AP for the hands on landing. Its a much more satisfying feeling after you put her on the centerline with 500 feet RVR.

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Guest Gzr_GreenBean

I have recently started hand flying down from 400 feet, and now I enjoying it more. Before I started feeling comfortable with the NG, I let the AP land it, but now it is not a problem.Bill Ehmig

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Guest speight

Coming from Edinburgh to Stansted on Vatsim in the 738, had hydraulics failure(prob due to typing a message in the chat box which was a command for a failure). So decided to make the entire approach from FL100 manually, with heavy traffic and compromised visibility. I told the controller of the situation,so he made allowance for my altitude innaccuracies. I landed as smooth as silk, my pulse was up and my ego as well! Much better than autoland!I wonder how it would be to fly manual in 200ft ceiling?

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