View Full Version : ILS frequency problem (FS2002pro)
02-08-2002, 12:14 PM
Every time the ATC says Im cleared for the ILS, nothing happens. NO localizer, glideslope, etc. I have my cockpit set on NAV, and my Nav radios are on. Is it because i don't put in the ILS frequency in the nav radio? If so, where do i get it? If not, isn't there some directory in the game that tells you the frequency like in FS98. Please help me, its not easy to land a 747 with a visual approach every time!
02-08-2002, 02:11 PM
You can Find the freq. in the Map View.
Just double click on the airport code(i.e. KJFK)
And scroll down and you'll find the runways and their freq. direction etc.
02-08-2002, 02:36 PM
LAST EDITED ON Feb-08-02 AT 02:39PM (EDT)[p]It also helps if you zoom in on the airport on the map view before double clicking. Try to enlarge it enough to get rid of the surrounding clutter.
02-08-2002, 03:48 PM
Or you can print out the relevant chart for the airport, which will have the ILS frequency on it.
02-08-2002, 05:05 PM
After tuning in the ILS frequency, don't forget to turn your OBS knob to the published runway heading
FSNav is a great source for this info in-flight.
02-08-2002, 08:55 PM
Try the following website:
Your can get all the information on any airport you want.
02-09-2002, 12:41 AM
Hey, thanks. i didn't know that FS2002 pro had that feature.
02-09-2002, 12:48 PM
If you are in the proximity of the airport ATC may still be vectoring you to "intercept" the ILS. Check your GPS (zoom into a 20m radius) and you will see where you are in relation to the ILS approaches. If you are not close enough to the one you are assigned you may not be picking up the signals yet.
If you are on a assigned vector to the ILS path, keep the AP on and let it control your altitiude and then set the APR. When you get the ILS signals the aircraft will "fly" into the ILS approach.
02-09-2002, 01:38 PM
Setting the course on the OBS knob has no effect on the CDI (needle)when tuned to the ILS--only when tuned to a VOR. Setting the course on the OBS is good, though, as a reminder of the final approach course heading.
Sorry if you meant to say that. :)
02-09-2002, 02:01 PM
After taking all the good advice above and setting in your ILS frequency and OBS to the runway heading, make sure you're flying a precision ILS approach.
Many airports have SO CALLED ILS approaches, which ONLY have a localizer....no glide slope. They can be SDF, LDA, or LOC approaches, not to be confused with VOR approaches, which do not have a glide slope either, but aren't listed as ILS approaches.
Precision ILS approaches contain both a localizer and glide slope beams (two separate transmitters) and can be rated in several CAT (categories).
LOC approaches are just that. They DO NOT contain a glide slope, just a localizer, and are usually accurate beams.
They're listed as ILS approaches in MSFS.
A LOC/DME approach, for example, is KPDX (Portland) R/W 21
SDF (Simplified Direction Facility) are listed as ILS approaches as well, and are ILS localizer only approaches as well.
SDFs are very broad beamed and inaccurate.
I'm not sure of where one is located at the moment.
LDA (Localizer Direction Aid) are offset localizer approaches and, for the most part, are specified as such in the airport information along with the ILS listings in MSFS.
LOWD (Innsbruck) is a LDA
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