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I am posting here because I need help on how to land and airplane I know how to do all the approach and staff but what i don

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Well i am flaying a Jet but i just want to know the decent rate i needhow many feet per minute so i can land on the runway just as the pilots do, but i don't know if the airplane tell me that or where i find it.

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HiI assume you are also logged in as a member to the Avsim Library.Try there and search for "descent" or "descent calculator". There are a number about. I use one from time to time which I believe is called "descent rate" They will most probably be listed under utilities.CheersMike

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Unless you're on an ILS approach, you ussually do it by visual sight. If the threshold does not appear to be moving, then you're aimed right for it. If it appears to be moving away from you, you are going to land short. If it appears to be moving toward you, you'll land long. On precision runways, there are usually aim-pint markers that are just before the Touch-Down Zone markings that you should aim for. If not, the numbers make a good target. Whatever your target, fly so that the target seems to stay stationary. Some airports also have what are called VASIs or PAPIs, they are a series of lights that turn red or white depending on your glideslope. If an airport has those, you're supposed to follow them according to the FARs.----------------------------------------------------------------John MorganReal World: KGEG, UND Aerospace Spokane Satillite, Private ASEL 141.2 hrs, 314 landings, 46 inst. apprs.Virtual: MSFS 2004"There is a feeling about an airport that no other piece of ground can have. No matter what the name of the country on whose land it lies, an airport is a place you can see and touch that leads to a reality that can only be thought and felt." - The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story by Richard Bach

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Hi there. I think I may be right in thinking that MS aircraft have a default descent rate (and climb rate, come to think of it), so if you were flying at 20000ft on autopilot and then set yourself to descend to 8000ft for instance, the plane would descend at it's default rate, say 700 fpm unless you set it to do something different and this then is a starting point for you to begin to work out where you need to start your descents and so on.

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