I've found that the easiest way to fly an approach on autopilot so enabled is to get the plane established in approach mode
, on speed, and engage the autopilot in IAS hold mode.
The connection to HERE's location cloud means that as drivers near the end of their journey, the screen switches to approach mode
, showing a street level view of their destination and one-touch options to find an available parking space.
If you're using a flight director in GPSS, navigation or approach mode
, it will prompt you to begin the turn.
With the low-flying first debates over and the campaigns in final approach mode
, America's increasingly look-alike parties present the country once again with the paradox of swarms of political bureaucrats who have spent most of their lives working for the government in Washington spending the better part of the campaign savaging the Washington governmental bureaucracy.
The particulars vary with autopilot, but in general when you're established on the localizer, you'll select the correct approach mode
. Sometimes there's a discreet approach mode
distinct from NAV mode.
It also has an approach mode
for gear, DA and MDA alerting.
For full approach coupling, you'll need to fly the autopilot in raw data approach mode
as you would any traditional ILS approach.
This mode is usually tied to a lateral approach mode
and can even be automatic when there's a glideslope available, so there's no separate glideslope mode.
One day you might be able to tell your radios to switch to the Tower frequency, tell your autopilot to fly a heading of 090 and arm its approach mode
, and then tell the MFD to pan and zoom over to the weather that's causing all this turbulence that would have made button pushing all those changes a real pain.
As detailed in the NTSB report, at about seven miles out, the captain flying stated, as captured on the cockpit voice recorder, that he couldn't get approach mode
displayed on his electronic attitude director indicator.
If on GPS, it might well have been set direct to the FAF and selecting approach mode
might have given it something to follow sooner than you expected.