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Autoland

Wed Sep 20, 2000 12:53 pm

I would like anyones comments on an autopilot's autoland feature. I would also like more info on modern autopilots.

Do you think touchdown is harder than usual?


Can you tell the difference?


I flew on a 757 during autoland (I think) into DFW once, and it was a firm landing and a little on the fast side.


jjb01@bellsouth.net
 
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B747-400 Autoland

Wed Sep 20, 2000 3:09 pm

Hi Jeff,
The autoland on the B744 is an amazing feature, with the quality of touchdown maybe a little firm, but touchdown is right on the markers and perfect allowance for any crosswind. Just as a note of interest autoland has to be kept current on landings just like the human landing machines!