Descending from 30,000+ft to airport?

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Descending from 30,000+ft to airport?

Post by impaulready6418 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:43 am

For a long time I've been descending towards my airports with the default landing option on the autopilot menu, its reliable and works most of the time, but if there's terrain around the airport that's above 2,000ft then there's a problem, what descending methods can I use to avoid terrain incase if the airport is around terrain above 2,000ft? example airports i have some difficulty on: Hong Kong international in HONGKONG scenery, Zurich and Milan at THEALPS scenery by K2W, and some more which I don't remember the names of, thanks for any replies! :D

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Re: Descending from 30,000+ft to airport?

Post by Biry » Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:19 am

Land manually without autopilot :lol:
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Re: Descending from 30,000+ft to airport?

Post by HawkbitAlpha » Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:26 am

Hong Kong? Kai Tak/VHHX? That landing became infamous for a reason, because you had to manually fly it in for landing. You're better off flying landings manually in most cases anyway, because the landing autopilot is extremely meandering and slow.
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Re: Descending from 30,000+ft to airport?

Post by impaulready6418 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:00 am

I mean I could try, problem is its gonna take some time trying to align myself to the runway if my visibility is at minimum, how about the IFR menu thing? it gives directions to be on the ILS and you dont have to necessarily follow its altitude, but is it accurate though?

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Re: Descending from 30,000+ft to airport?

Post by Biry » Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:57 am

accurate but slow,I can't do anything for you my friend.you have to fly manually here.
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Re: Descending from 30,000+ft to airport?

Post by impaulready6418 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:58 am

Damn, and plus i meant the modern airport for Hong Kong, forgot the name but it isn't kai tak, welp gotta go with manual with this one, thanks for the replies!

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Re: Descending from 30,000+ft to airport?

Post by Bear » Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:02 pm

FYI the modern Hong Kong airport is simply Hong Kong Intl but can be referred to as Chek Lap Kok Intl.
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Re: Descending from 30,000+ft to airport?

Post by impaulready6418 » Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:16 pm

Hey, it actually didnt take that long to have descent procedures without using autopilot, looks like i have something new to follow for my whole civilian flying career

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