|Quoting HighFlyer9790 (Reply 5):|
doesnt auto throttle automatically deploy the reversers? how much, if anything, is done by the pilots in an autoland besides monitoring, assuming they do not disconnect the auto pilot at DH in a CAT I or II?
Normally all landing calculations are done without the reverse thrust.And usage of reverse thrust varies between the airport requirements(noise issues),crosswing requirements and operational requirements of the airplane and the runway.
Reverse thrust is not operated by the autoland system nor its a part of it.
Pilots choose the amount of the reverse thrust and depending on the conditions.
Just to clearify something here.You can make an autoland on a CAT I day,so you don't have to disengage the AP
on the DH
.But on the other hand you may compleate the landing on a CAT II
approach with a manual landing after the DH
(if you have the visual ques)