Date: 08 Aug 97 05:41:20 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: Grobbebol's Home References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2
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In rec.travel.air jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca> wrote: > Could someone put this missing glide slope in perspective ? > Just how important is it to a landing in darkness with little or no > visibility ? What other instruments/information would have been > available to the pilot to help him stay on track to the runway ? not too important, since the G/S onkly gives guidance coupled to the A/P. If the G/S is inop, there are 'manual' slopes used of approx 3 degrees. > Is it plausible that the missing glide slope would have resulted in the > plane being much lower than it should have been in its approach ? normally not. > How common is it for the glide slope to be inoperational for airports > that handle 747s on a daily basis ? Is this a no-brainer for pilots when > it is missing, or does this require a lot more attention ? there are enough reasons to have the G/S tramsitter inop. It's not a big deal. if the weather requires the G/S and it's not working... the runway is closed for landing. Note that at AMS, the main rwy for the last few days, was CAT 1. Nothing to worry about. -- Grobbebol's Home | Don't give in to spammers. http://www.xs4all.nl/~bengel | Use your real e-mail address Linux 2.0.30 on an i586/64 MB | on Usenet.