I know (well I think I know !) that A/C follow beacons en route to their destination A/P I have seen examples on several documentaries....Is it the beacons that send signals to the computer on the A/C and the Auto pilot changes course automatically towards the next beacon or have I got it wrong ? If the pilot decides to divert for any reason does this then alter the sequence ? If so, does this mean the plane has gone off course and therefore could pose a danger to other traffic ?
Again is this the right forum to ask ? (ps I am a newbie so my knowledge is basic, I'm learning though - thanks to you people !)