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Hi all,I was on the ILS runway 6R approach into Kansai Intl. when a pesky AI plane was on the runway, I went ahead and disconnected the autopilot and added GA thrust at around 250 ft. Anyway when I was trying to use the autopilot again, the APP switch wouldn't come undone, so I was unable to use the autopilot at all. Does anyone know what the procedures are for using the autopilot again after a missed approach?Jeff


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Commercial | Instrument | Multi-Engine Land

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>Hi all,>>I was on the ILS runway 6R approach into Kansai Intl. when a>pesky AI plane was on the runway, I went ahead and>disconnected the autopilot and added GA thrust at around 250>ft. Anyway when I was trying to use the autopilot again, the>APP switch wouldn't come undone, so I was unable to use the>autopilot at all. Does anyone know what the procedures are>for using the autopilot again after a missed approach?>>JeffTUrn off the flight director then turn it back on should reset it.

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Oh, that simple huh? Lol Thanks,Jeff


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Guest Hawkeyeted

I think you need to turn of BOTH the Capt and F/O's FD (assuming you had both on to begin with...) in order to reset the APP function. Additionally, you have to have both FD's on for Cat II/III Autolandings.

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Guest pdieguez

Is this how the real thing work?? I mean, too much work to do on a missed approach...ThanksPaulo

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Yes, this is how the real deal works. Both the Pilot and F/O need to turn off their FD's to reset the APP function. This is especially true for a G/A while in Autoland. Resetting the FD's resets the autopilot computers for the next approach. Each FD drives its respective A/P computer while in Autoland because each computer is isolated from the next.

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