How to Fly an ILS approach--The Easy way





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Uploaded on Nov 22, 2010

This is just one of many different ILS tutorials for FSX, but I find this to be the easiest and most efficient. The Aircraft used is a Boeing 737 Southwest airlines, the shortcut to immediately start the download is: http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=...

If you wish to see the details and all 5 aircraft, this is the link to the aircraft description: http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm...

PS If neither link works, go to Flightsim.com, click 'files' on the top, then click 'new search' under "all new files". Next to "search for text": type in southwest. After that, change "All FileSelections" to "FSX: FSX Jetliners". Click "start search". Scroll down until you see a file called: "FSX Boeing 737-700 Southwest Airlines Pack". And there you go! It should say in the description that it is the final package.

I apologize for any mistakes made, but the two songs are La La LA by LMAO and Riding Solo by Jason Derulo, all rights go to them for the music.

Below is the video summed up in words. I figured this out thanks to a very helpful forum on the avsim website: http://forum.avsim.net/

If you have any questions, feel free to comment and check out the links.


Assuming you are flying the default 737 and following the flight plan using the default GPS, try the following. it always works for me.

Make a flight plan

When ATC gives the message, you are now 78 miles, turn..., follow their heading/alt instructions. Leave the NAV1 slaved to the GPS.

When ATC tells you the runway you are using, go in to the GPS, hit program, choose and activate the ILS approach for that runway. You won't start flying the approach yet because you are in HDG mode but it will be ready for you when you need it.

Enter the proper ILS frequency in to the NAV1 radio.

When ATC gives you their final instructions before handing you off to the tower, hit VOR/LOC. HDG will deactivate and the GPS will line you up with the runway. You will usually have a long, shallow turn towards the runway. Once you are lined up and leveled off at the altitude ATC gave you, move the GPS/NAV switch to NAV and select APPR. You should already have ALT selected.

Begin to slow down, drop flaps and gears. It helps to be at your approach speed before descending of the GlideSlope. Now you have begun the autoland procedure. The following is not necessary, but can be read anyway to understand what is happeneing: Watch the GS indicator on the PFD. Once it centers, ALT hold will switch off automatically and you will begin to descend.

I recommend that you descend at about 2000 feet per minute to keep up with ATC and be at the right altitude at the right time. If you descend much slower, you will be too high when they give to your final instructions (about 20 nm out). If you follow the ATC ALT instructions, descend at 2000FPM and use the GPS approach they way I mentioned, you should be at the right ALT to intercept the GS.


The above was thanks to avsim user duckbilled and the input of many others. Definately a site to check out!


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