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cat I,cat II ,cat III-What cat?

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Hi everyoneI am trying to understand the autopilot options in the level d 767and pmdg.I was wondering if some one would be kind and help me undersatnd thevarious 'cats' and when do you use them.Also in a previous thread there was mention of real world pilots preferring to choose manual landings.Could you please tell me what height would you switch autolanding to off-and would you switch auto throttle off at the same time or later.I have tried manual landings and I find it very difficult to maintainlanding speeds.I seem to either under or over shoot the speeds.Do real pilots switch auto throttle off just before touch down?Many thanks for your help.Qas

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The auto throttle on a real plane auto shuts off at touch down. Not on the LVD though. I have a button programmed on my yoke for the A/T and another for the A/P. I leave the A/T set to my FMC REF speed +5 KTS (my own personal preference)I shut the auto pilot off at the 1000ft callout or the Final Approach Fix (depends) and the A/T at 50ft.CAT I/II/III are for the RVR (for example CAT I is 1800RVR). Basic way to put it is the lower the RVR, the higher the CAT. Some planes are not equipped for CAT III landings.If you want a great book with some great tecniques, get Mike Ray's real world 757/767 sim and check ride manual. It's full of great stuff like all the landing tecniques.

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Actually the CAT classes are explained in his less expensive common-to-all-models book Flying the Boeing 700 Series Flight Simulators in his PC Simulator Series. See his website at www.utem.com for a description.This book concentrates on generic flight operations/procedures and managing the FMC applicable to all Boeing glass cockpits. It is not about any specific systems as the dedicated manuals are.

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Yes a great book as well. But the specific aircraft manuals are amazing.I actually own all of Mike's books. He is also a very down to earth guy.I'm looking forward to his new Airbus Manual. I know my virtual Airbus passengers can't wait for me to get it ;)

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