Hurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4819 times:
I know this question is for an outdated sim, but it has really been bugging me...
Is there any way to do an ILS approach in FS2000? I have searched and searched and can't find a way to do it. Can anyone solve my problem???
FredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4719 times:
pehaps since often it is better to give encouragment, so that people will go find the correct information for themselves? Especially when covering complex subjects such as this.
BTW, you're not flying manually if you're using the A/P NAV function. In fact, in the real world you probably have three axis A/P or no A/P at all. That is, no lateral A/P control without vertical control and vice versa. Selected A/P mode doesn't matter when you're flying on raw data.
In the pic you linked, LNAV indicates lateral navigation, VNAV PTH indicates that the B744 is following a predetermined path (FL330 level in this case) and SPD indicates that it is using the A/T to maintain a preset speed, M.85 in the picture. You can't disengage VNAV without disengaging LNAV as well.
The cross in the middle of the PFD in the pic isn't the ILS bars but the flight director. It is an option to have it as a cross rather than the more frequently seen airplane symbol.
I suggest reading the FS2002 ground school chapters on flying an ILS. Or even better, search the web. There are sites with excellent tutorials on instrument procedures out there. I'll try to dig up a link when I have the time. Best of all, go find a book on instrument flying. It is a very interesting subject so don't be scared off by the complexity! Give it time, and it will all come together. Begin with shooting ILS approaches, then move on to basic VOR to VOR navigation.
I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.