Flying a GPS autolanding
Recently we have invented GPS auto landing. This is a function that enables reliable landing with fixed wing aircraft on runways of any airport worldwide.
Runways are not required to have ILS facilities to use autoland.
Press the "menu" button on the EFIS and select either
- an airport or
- a near airport or
- a near runway
Then, press the "menu" button on the EFIS again and select either
- fly GPS auto landing ultrashort or
- fly GPS auto landing short or
- fly GPS auto landing normal or
- fly GPS auto landing straight or
- fly GPS auto landing steep
If an airport is selected without a runway, FSXPilot will try to evaluate the best runway for landing according to ground wind and select that one.
Then, the program creates virtual GPS waypoints for landing. the first waypoint is 30 deg off the runway heading (see below) in order to properly "catch" the aircraft.
The rest of the waypoints are aligned exactly runway heading.
Before reaching waypoint _1, FSXPilot will set a useful altitude for the approach and continuously set the sink rate to a value that guarantees that _1 is reached at that altitude.
When reaching waypoint _1, FSXPilor will switch time acceleration to 1 and set IAS to approach speed + 20.
The aircraft will turn to waypoint _2.
When reaching waypoint _2, FSXPilot will set flaps, lower gear (if necessary), set IAS to approach speed and switch landing lights on.
The aircraft will then follow all waypoints until touchdown.
Shortly before that, FSXPilot will set throttle to zero and flare. Touchdown should be near centerline.
After touchdown, brakes and reverse thrust are operated (if enabled under "General options") until the plane either comes to a complete stop or taxi speed is reached (define under "General options").
This method is intended for the use with fixed wing aircraft only.
Use the right landing method for your aircraft (big jets -> normal; small jets or single prop -> short; light aircraft -> ultrashort).
GPS auto landing has NO method to calculate whether the waypoint areas are obstructed or not.
In areas with high mountains either try to use the "straight" or the "steep" auto landing option.
GPS auto landing may fail during approaches with strong crosswinds. In that case, please do what every pilot would do worldwide: Take over manually.
In the unlikely event that the approach fails, you may want to "Execute a missed approach" from the quickselect menu.
We are cruising in the area of Reykjavik and intend to land there.
We have selected BIRK 19 as our landing runway from "near runways" in the quickselect menu.
Second, we selected "fly GPS auto landing short" from the quickselect menu.
Happy landing and welcome to Iceland.
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