Cricri From France, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 7 Posted (14 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 998 times:
A simple question : at which point the pilot disconnects the autopilot on final just before landing? Is it at his own judgment or are they procedures?
I would like to know for visual approach with good visibility and for low visibility landings (except High CAT ones). Tx in advance.
J32driver From United States of America, joined May 2000, 399 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 892 times:
All depends on how much fun your having that day. For low approaches, my company requires the autopilot to be turned off at 200 feet AGL. Thats Cat 1 ILS minimums... we aren't certified for anything lower. On a good VFR day, some pilots turn it off as the plane turns about a 3 mile final, others turn it off coming out of 10,000 feet and hand fly it the whole way down. Just depends on what you want to do.