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Autolands In FS2004  
User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

There was recently some discussion on autolandings on this forum. It got me to wondering if autolands were capable on the flight sims; so, in short, are they?

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User currently offlineAA7771stClass From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 296 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

FS2004 is fairly capable of autolanding itself except that it will continue the same descent rate as the glide slope so I've found that if I want to use the APP button of the A/P, I disengage it a few hundred feet off the runway or else it will slam you into the runway around 600-700 fpm. Just what I've found, others might think differently...

User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

Actually, I'm thinking of banning myself from using the autopilot inside the FAF. Even meaner, yet even more beneficial, would be to ban myself from using the autopilot insided the IAF. Hmm...

So, I'm not the one to ask about autolands.


User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

I don't think FS2004 in it's default is set up for autoland. I believe there
may be some add-on aircraft with that capability, however.

I usually disconnect the AP near the FAF as well.


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User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

You never learn HOW to fly unless you FLY...in short, dont use autoland. Fly the approach yourself. I disengage and turn to base/final on my own.


User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Well Jason, I fully understand that, however that wasn't my question. I can hand fly an approach, but I just wanted to know if it's possible to autoland. Thanks anyway though....

User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

I remember that the 737 in FS2000 would do an autoland. It'd flare, touchdown, and go into reverse thrust. Pretty cool, actually. Couldn't replicate that in FS2002 though, and haven't tried in FS2004.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 2753 times:

It's possible quite well in FS2002 'speed. Haven't tried in FS2004 yet, prefer to land by hand (which doesn't always work too well, I'm a bit rusty).

reverse thrust isn't applied automatically in real aircraft, which is why it doesn't happen in FS2002  Smile

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