Interesting to hear that any autopilot will capture a G/S "before" it captures a LOC. The Bus will not.
"I don't know. There are plenty of pilots who push APP the minute they are cleared, despite being well outside the FAF. There are numerous airports where the practice will take you below step down fixes and yet pilots do it all the time."
I often push the APP button when a clearance is given, but again, the Bus will not intercept the G/S without the LOC being captured. However it will continue a descent if it is out of managed mode if V/S is selected or Open Descent is selected and the FAF altitude is set no matter how far out you are from the fix.
Who cares what airplane does this or that?
Just hit the "App" button when cleared and if the jet ain't goin' where it's 'sposed too...just fly the damn airplane.
There are air carrier procedures that specify that the APP function is selected at clearance, on the base leg of the approach--not at LOC intercept, if that is what you are implying is "proper" procedure.Redtailer:
I don't know. There are plenty of pilots who push APP the minute they are cleared, despite being well outside the FAF. There are numerous airports where the practice will take you below step down fixes and yet pilots do it all the time.
If there is something about this G/S that makes it unusual enough for Southwest to issue a memo on it, then it is well worth my time to consider.
Ummm, i care! I like to know what my bird will and will not do. But i get the point of your post...and i agree, fly the plane first.
1: It won't buy you dinner.
2: It won't 8low ya.
3: If you did something wrong to it, it usually won't tell you what you did wrong.
4: It will take all of your time, money and dedication and give you very little in return.
5: It will suck the life out of you if you let it.
6: If you don't treat it with respect it will try to kill you.
Wait..you said "My Bird". I'm not not sure whether you are speaking of women or airplanes. ah..whatever, same thing.