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Chuck_B

Landing Via Backcourse - Am I Doing This Right?

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Can someone tell me how to do this in a heavy, or point me to a good, easy to understand and not overly verbose tutorial? It doesn't happen often and I do hit the backcourse button on the autopilot which gets me set on the localizer, but am I correct in assuming I'm on my own to set the descent rate myself? That there is no glideslope in a backcourse ILS signal?There is so much that humbles me in this hobby! Thank you, folks!

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>That there is no glideslope in a backcourse ILS signal?Correct. No complete ILS just the localizer

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Thank you for answering what must appeared to be a stupid question: I just wanted to be sure I hadn't missed something.Thanks again!

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There are no stupid questions only stupid answers.Questions like yours are the reason why such forums exist :-)Keep the blue side up, Bernt

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A little tid bit from former UAL CPT. Mike Ray 747-400 manual. You cannot fly a back course in a 747-400.....

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