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Old 07-28-2017, 10:19 PM
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Default Magic and Mirrors

Synthetic Vision has to be done by magic. Gotta be magic.

Still learning SV capabilities and have been exploring use of synthetic Vision, the flight path marker and highway-in-the-sky. These tools provide an intriuging look at perhaps a whole different way of flying on instruments. Could this be the future for instrument approaches?

2.4 miles out and getting established on the glide slope, and in the boxes.


1.4 miles out and pointing the pipper at RWY 20 with the stick. It’s like aiming a gun. Autopilot is off.


0.6 mile final and flying the pipper to the threshold


0.1 mile and pointing to a touchdown; I believe you could fly the pipper right down to the flair. In fact, I know you can. If you do this, fly it with a safety pilot.


Yep, it’s magic…
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:57 AM
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Wow, great screenshots, thanks for sharing Tony!!
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:17 AM
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About as cool as it gets!
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:43 AM
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Yup - I've been doing it that way for a dozen years ( or more) with various EFIS's HiTS technology and a velocity vector make this this stuff easy - or at least much easier than in the old days.
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:13 AM
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Yup - I've been doing it that way for a dozen years ( or more) with various EFIS's HiTS technology and a velocity vector make this this stuff easy - or at least much easier than in the old days.
Hey Paul, how does this stuff compare with the imstrumentation in the early models of the shuttle?
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:31 PM
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Hey Paul, how does this stuff compare with the imstrumentation in the early models of the shuttle?
Light years ahead of the early (or late) shuttle!
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:55 AM
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Default Great stuff!

I agree, it's awesome. And with the VNAV function, it sure makes the "when should I start my descent" question easy to solve, visually at that.

Although not yet legal for substituting for visual ability outside the cockpit, I find SV to be a game changer for situational awareness when doing approaches and have used it many, many times since getting it a couple years back.

There's nothing like being in IMC down to a 200' VV and looking for the REIL's; it's almost like cheating and sure takes a lot of the uncertainty out of it.

Magical indeed. (or GPS signals...)
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:14 PM
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Synthetic Vision has to be done by magic. Gotta be magic.

Still learning SV capabilities and have been exploring use of synthetic Vision, the flight path marker and highway-in-the-sky. These tools provide an intriuging look at perhaps a whole different way of flying on instruments. Could this be the future for instrument approaches?
People still hand-fly approaches???
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:39 PM
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IMHO, the hardest approach yet, is a well flown visual, without electronic guidance and neither VASI or PAPI.
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