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Hi,Will the Queen have an easy-to-use Autoland system? Thanks!

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>Will the Queen have an easy-to-use Autoland system? >Tell me - which ones are 'easy' and which ones are 'hard' to use Autoland systems :-hmmmMichael J.

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Do you consider the real thing an "easy-to-use Autoland system"?

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No way it's not easy. The 767/757s are very easy and are designed around the same time frame (some models earlier of course, I'm speaking generally). Tune the ILS and push buttons, all while slowing and selecting flaps and gear. Pretty straight forward.

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I remenber a accident report on the german website of the BFU (they investigate accidents with aircraft).A 747 of Air India approaching to EDDF (Frankfurt/Main). Runway in use is only at CAT I. The pilot of the Air India tried to do an autoland without information to ATC. What happens? They touch down hundrets of meters earlier. At this point the runway is market with white crosses. The 747 an the ILS Antennas are strange damaged and for the rest of the day chaos in Frankfurt.Autoland is not in all cases the right way.GreetingsStefan

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>No way it's not easy. The 767/757s are very easy and are>designed around the same time frame (some models earlier of>course, I'm speaking generally). Tune the ILS and push>buttons, all while slowing and selecting flaps and gear. >Pretty straight forward.The 747-400 is a newer system than the 757/767's - it's actually even easier. All three AP's arm automatically and the FMC autotunes the ILS and course for you.

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>I remenber a accident report on the german website of the BFU>(they investigate accidents with aircraft).>>A 747 of Air India approaching to EDDF (Frankfurt/Main).>Runway in use is only at CAT I. The pilot of the Air India>tried to do an autoland without information to ATC. What>happens? They touch down hundrets of meters earlier. At this>point the runway is market with white crosses. The 747 an the>ILS Antennas are strange damaged and for the rest of the day>chaos in Frankfurt.>>Autoland is not in all cases the right way.>>Greetings>>Stefan I think he meant easy in the sense of aircraft setup for approach to Autoland ;-) and to this question =Yes [h4]Randy J. Smith[/h4]

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I would be really grateful if someone could give me a quick summary of the categories of ILS. (perhaps including minimums, laws, allowences)Thanks in advanceDavid Winters

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Why is everyone so obsessed with autoland? I don't get it. It's not difficult to use, and yet there are tons of posts on forum asking how to do it. Learn to fly the plane.

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>Why is everyone so obsessed with autoland? I don't get it. >It's not difficult to use, and yet there are tons of posts on>forum asking how to do it. Learn to fly the plane. And good morning to you, I suppose everyone should fly the plane they bought to your standards eh?

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Everyone should fly the plane they bought in accordance with the flight manual or their own ops manual. That may be a kindler, gentler way of saying it's not terribly difficult to do in any transport equipped for autoland.

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>Hi,>Will the Queen have an easy-to-use Autoland system? >>Thanks!That will depend more on your own perception than on the product. In any case, I expect it to be neither harder nor easier than the real thing. Andrew

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>And good morning to you, I suppose everyone should fly the>plane they bought to your standards eh?Good point. How people fly in the 'privacy' of their own home is really their own business. I would guess that majority of 'simmers' even those who fly PMDG products 'butcher' flying one way or another. Everyone sets his/her own standards.Michael J.WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/747400.jpghttp://www.hifisim.com/images/asv_beta_member.jpg

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