Questions tagged [glideslope]

A radio navigation aid which provides vertical guidance during an approach; generally used as part of an ILS installation.

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Am I expected to stay on glide slope for landing in a light aircraft?

When I land the airplane (Cessna 172, 182, 152) I notice that I come in pretty far above glide slope (four white lights on the PAPI). I pick an aiming spot on the runway (like the second center line ...
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How do I follow an ILS glideslope on the ADI in Falcon BMS?

I'm currently flying the ILS landing mission in Falcon BMS, I'm practicing landing using the instruments (head down) and although I'm mostly OK with the LOC, I struggle to maintain a 2.5 degree ...
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Why would an ILS installation need a “reflecting surface” around the glideslope antenna?

According to the NTSB, the installation of a glideslope serving runway 11 at KHTS (Tri-State Airport, Huntington, West Virginia) was delayed for over twelve years by the lack of suitable terrain for ...
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How is the glideslope intercepted on final approach? [closed]

On ILS, If you're low you pitch down and reduce power, and if you're high you pitch up and add power. I'm assuming it works like this; --- If you pitch up without adding power, You will intercept the ...
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How to calculate or design glide ratio? [duplicate]

Was interesting to watch the explanation about glider here, especially about the glide ratio. Glide ratio is defined as the ratio between altitude when it start gliding (Y-axis) to the distance it can ...
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Why can a localiser be used without a glideslope, but not vice versa?

An ILS consists, at its most basic, of two components: a localiser (to provide lateral guidance) and a glideslope (to provide vertical guidance). The two are typically used together, for an ILS ...
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Can someone explain this glideslope question?

The glideslope deviation bar is covering the second upper dot. The required action to meet glideslope beam is to: What does this question mean?
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Descending on a given glide slope (e.g. ILS) at a given airspeed— is the size of the lift vector different in headwind versus tailwind?

We had a discussion with friend and we were talking about if the airplane is on approach and the one is landing with tailwind and the other one is landing with headwind, so both have the same value of ...
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What is the reference plane for the ILS glideslope angle?

Is a 3-degree glideslope based from the runway surface slope at the point where the antenna is installed or is it referenced to a zero-degree plane? If you know of a design document or FAR/AIM ...
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What are the procedures for flight checking a glideslope and localizer?

What are the FAA and ICAO requirements and procedures for flight checks and calibration of glideslope and localizer transmitters? I'm interested in both the engineering and piloting aspects.
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Why do localizer/glideslopes use 90/150Hz specifically?

Why is it that localizer and glideslope system are using 90 Hz and 150 Hz frequencies only, instead of some other LF such as 75 Hz? Part two of my question: How does the modulation depth differ for ...
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Can the ILS glideslope be intercepted from above?

Is it recommended to intercept the ILS glideslope from above? Are there any special considerations like unstable approaches or GPWS warnings?
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What is the behavior of false glideslope signals?

I know that an ILS transmits not only the correct glideslope but also signals that can be interpreted as a false glide path. But I'm not familiar with the details of these erroneous indications. What ...