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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The Glideslope Preview feature allows you to select a runway to get the view from short final because it automatically places the camera along the published glideslope.
"Before the approach to Hong Kong International Airport, the crew had received cautionary information from the Hong Kong arrival Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) regarding the possibility of Instrument Landing System (ILS) glideslope fluctuation.
just about right for a standard three-degree glideslope at a range of typical final approach ground speeds.
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. While NATOPS states that a max-power waveoff will minimize altitude loss, the "technique is not recommended due to increased pilot workload attendant with higher asymmetric thrust."
Embraer Embraer has produced its first part for the USD18.4 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.
I say "precision-like" approaches because the only true precision approach available to us is the ILS with a groundbased glideslope transmitter.
I may have to adjust power an inch or two, depending on wind, to stay on the glideslope. I'm not really worried about IAS, or groundspeed for that matter, just the glideslope.