arcticcruiser wrote:I have always viewed HUDs as an American thing. Initially devised to use for low vis in aircraft without autoland IIRC (thinking DC-9/MD80 etc. here). Over in Europe, which really needs low vis ops, HUDs have not really caught on. My lot operates CATIIIB to 75m RVR Minima without HUD. That said, I have never tried one, although it is installed in one of our simulators (just for US customers).
Cat II/III approaches are a norm of winter ops in Europe, but in 35 years of operating to the US, I have never done a low vis approach there.
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