Re: how does the ILS really work on the B757/767

Date:         19 Apr 99 02:22:18 
From:         b757dc9@aol.com (B757DC9)
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Take it from a guy who flies the 757/767, the FMC DOES NOT tune the ILS.
The pilot manually sets the course and frequency on the ILS tuner box.
There is no warning from the FMC if you set them wrong.  If you set the
wrong course, the airplane and autopilot doesn't care.  It just chases
the needle when in LOC or BCRS mode.  Just like what happens when the
course is miss-set on an aircraft with an analog HSI.

On the next generation FMCs, ( B777/744)  the FMC does indeed tune the
ILS.

And thats the facts, Jack.