instrument landing system

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instrument landing system

A system of radio navigation intended to assist aircraft in landing which provides lateral and vertical guidance, which may include indications of distance from the optimum point of landing. Also called ILS.
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Max gear/ flap speed was 240 KIAS, and they just zipped around on approach at 240 right up to glideslope intercept, dirtied up the "sugar rocket" set power to hold the eventual final approach speed and slid down the glideslope as speed bled off to the final value just before power reduction for landing.
But even for light IFR, you might-want two comm radios and will need one navigation radio with approach capability, including glideslope.
This project includes the removal and replacement of the glideslope shelter and distance measuring equipment localizer shelter, a new Airfield Lighting Computer Controlled System for the Air Traffic Control Tower and related vault improvements.
Deployed on all carriers by 2004, IFLOLS--the improved Fresnel lens optical landing system--is a stack of 12 light cells, which produce a single ball-shaped image used by carrier pilots to determine the glideslope as they approach the carrier to land.
Alarmingly, with my momentary delay in recognizing the increasing rate of decent in-the-middle, setting mil power for the final four seconds of my approach was only sufficient to stabilize the aircraft below glideslope.
4 million Legacy 500 midsize business jet - a plate to which the 12-passenger twinjet's radome, radar and glideslope components will be attached.
Garuda crash caused by unstabilised approach The Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-400 that crashed at Yogyakarta airport last month made its final approach well above the glideslope, touched down considerably faster than the normal landing speed, and did not have its flaps set in a typical landing configuration.
Further-more, in the landing environment, where much more time is spent in visual cross-check outside the cockpit, pilots must rely upon accurate glideslope indicators when available.
The IFR 4000 generates ARINC 596 selective calling tones and simulation of localizer and glideslope (CAT I, II, and III) signals with variable DDM settings; a VOR beacon with variable bearing; and marker beacon, selectable airways (Z), and outer and middle marker tones.
Noteworthy project elements include installation of a temporary instrument landing system (ILS) for the parallel Runway 5R-23L, extensive earthwork operations to improve drainage and prepare a new glideslope area, and taxiway system improvements including new pavements and demolition of obsolete pavements.
The bottom line from that article that has caused so much discussion is that if you're flying an ILS and intercept the glideslope outside the FAF, you could be busting some of the stepdown fix altitude restrictions.