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A320 Tutorial Flight LOC Problem solution?

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I remember being frustated a few years ago when first flying the PSS A320 4 hour tutorial flight from Bristol to Tenerife perfectly and then finding that the LOC switch/light would not engage/come on, and the aircraft would sail on towards South Africa without turning onto the ILS.Now I have returned to the A320, and very much enjoying it, I believe I understand the problem. The tutorial calls for TFS 116.4 to be inserted into both VOR1 and VOR2 positions on the RADNAV page before the descent. The ILS field on the RADNAV page still shows as TFS 109.7 in small font, but the aircraft does not use this transmission. If nothing is input into the VOR1 field, everything works the way it should and the aircraft captures the LOC correctly.Possibly one of the authors of the tutorial, the late Peter Palm, described what he did when flying the real Airbus, and missed the fact the only 2 Nav Radio limitation of FS meant that VOR1 had to be used for the ILS.Have I understood the FS limitation and the LOC solution correctly captains?--Bryn

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Generally you should not enter the ILS frequency into the RAD NAV page but let it autotune. The exception to this is if you are doing an autoland when entering it at LSK1R gives some redundancy. But you should always check the frequency at LSK3L matches the ILS frequency on the approach plate.Rob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Airbus Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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> But you should always check the frequency at>LSK3L matches the ILS frequency on the approach plate.>But my finding is that even though the LSK3L frequency is displayed as correct, the Airbus was actually using the manual setting made into LSK1L - and therefore not finding the ILS beam. So I believe the PSS manual procedure is incorrect for the PSS Airbus (but not for real life!). Do you agree Rob?--Bryn

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It will do it (I have done it successfully several times) but it's very inconsistent; sometimes it will capture the ILS, sometimes it won't and there seems to be no certainty about when it will.Rob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Airbus Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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