Date: 19 Apr 99 02:22:18 From: email@example.com (B757DC9) Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com References: 1
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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.