JWMuller

The Glideslope? And how do I stick to it?

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Hello AVSIM members,

Just a quick question on the Glideslope please.

Basically, the glideslope means the descent path that leads you to the runway. Is that correct? But I am confused, How do I stick to the glideslope and not glide away or get too low? Do I use the ILS? How do I stay at the exact -fpm and altitude and heading? Do I have to use the ILS for this?

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Thanks,

JWMuller

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Hi there,

You have lots of very good questions, which is great. However, in complete honesty I could write you a treatise here on the ILS and flying the glideslope, but I think what you would really benefit from is starting at the beginning.

Here are a couple of links you may find useful reading:

http://www.cixvfrclub.org.uk/training/TrainingManual/training_manual.php -- this will start you with the fundamental principles of flight, flying techniques and so on that upon which everything else is built -- start at Exercise 1 and work through from there!

Once you've done that then http://www.navfltsm.addr.com/index.htm contains some useful details about the fundamental principles of radio navigation and instrument approaches.

Hope you find that helpful!

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regardless of flying the runway glidepath  or the ILS glideslope, you will learn that it's not a constant FPM. It's a continuous adjustment/tweak along the path. Once you've done some reading and gained some experience, you will see this clearly. Even with a perfectly trimmed aircraft, you will constantly make small adjustment to your pitch and roll to track centerline and glidepath.

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If you are using a plane with an autopilot, make sure you have the frequency of the ILS set to NAV1 and once you are at the Final Approach Fix (you will need to download the appropriate chart),  select APR and VLOC and that will put the plane on the approach, once on the approach you manage the power setting to maintain approach speed, add flaps as required then at MDA turn off the autopilot and land by hand. That is a simplified version of what to do, Simon has posted some good references that will get you up to speed on IFR flying. If not using an autopilot then what has been mentioned above should get you safely on the ground.

Good luck!

Martin 

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Welcome to learning about ILS Approaches.

I'm simply going to echo what others have said...Flight Simulation has been around for over 30 years and there is a treasure trove of information available on many terrific websites. In fact, there are even navigation and instrument simulators available on some of these websites.  When you're starting out on something new and want to know more about it then Google will help you not only to find the answer but lead you to excellent information that will expand your understanding of the topic.

Flight simulation has been a constant and terrific learning experience for me over these past 30 years in the hobby!

 

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On 19/03/2017 at 5:46 PM, skelsey said:

Hi there,

You have lots of very good questions, which is great. However, in complete honesty I could write you a treatise here on the ILS and flying the glideslope, but I think what you would really benefit from is starting at the beginning.

Here are a couple of links you may find useful reading:

http://www.cixvfrclub.org.uk/training/TrainingManual/training_manual.php -- this will start you with the fundamental principles of flight, flying techniques and so on that upon which everything else is built -- start at Exercise 1 and work through from there!

Once you've done that then http://www.navfltsm.addr.com/index.htm contains some useful details about the fundamental principles of radio navigation and instrument approaches.

Hope you find that helpful!

Thanks, I really appreciate your help. Oh yes, and for the links. They seem very useful, maybe I can bookmark it.

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