roundsaturn Posted February 14, 2019 Share Posted February 14, 2019 Hi, been away from flying for 5 years. Just bought FSX SE and getting back into it. Regarding Approach Hold, I have watched several videos on YouTube and it's confusing. Some guys suggest that while making an ILS approach/landing that you turn on the approach hold button only after the "bug" starts to drop and move down on the display. One of them even says that you need to turn it on when the "bug" hits the horizon line to ensure your proper landing at the correct point of the runway. Then there are many others that suggest to turn on the approach hold as soon as you hear the Morse code beeps, in essence letting the approach hold handle turning the plane toward the runway and down to it using the glide scope. Everybody agrees to do all these or any of these steps while below the glide scope and within 90 degrees angle of the runway. So, what is the correct procedure to follow? I've tried it both ways since getting back into flying and hitting the approach hold on short finals (dirty and already lined up) seems to work fail safe. Trying to do it earlier, as suggested by many videos is hit and miss as a few times the glide scope is lost after turning towards the runway. THANKS for your help experts! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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