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ILS glide path coverage in elevation. Glide path signals are available from 0.45 θ to 1.75 θ with respect to the horizontal passing from the touchdown, where θ is the glide angle.
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Helicopter approach path indicators are glideslope indicators for helicopters.
The same as glide path. It provides vertical guidance for aircraft during approaches and landings. The glide-slope, or glide path, is based on the following:
i. Electronic components emitting signals that provide vertical guidance by referring to airborne instruments, such as an ILS/MIS (instrument landing system/microwave landing system), during instrument approaches.
ii. Visual ground aids, such as VASI (visual approach slope indicator), which provide vertical guidance for a VFR (visual flight rules) approach or for the visual portion of an instrument approach and landing.
iii. PAR (precision approach radar), which is used by ATC (air traffic control) to inform an aircraft making a PAR approach of its vertical position (elevation) relative to the descent profile.
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At this point, the pilot can switch to a visual scan and acquire the stabilized glide-slope indicator and the flight-deck environment before beginning to descend.
The Army specifically has requested that TSAS provide approach glide-slope cueing for a pilot-adjustable-hover altitude, as well as a zero-zero, no-hover landing.
Thanks to laser lineup and paddles, I found centerline and was talked down to glide-slope.
Glide-slope control was by far the most challenging, with lineup corrections taking a close second.