Approach mode is smooth now

July, 7, 2019 by

By Brandon Sandstrom, Infinite Flight ATC Supervisor, on the recent change to Approach mode in the Infinite Flight, 19.2 update:

It acts the same as far as selecting the ILS and how it flys after intercept so the APPR tutorial is great for that. What did change is how it behaves prior to intercept. So this is how you should set up now with APPR. This will be especially helpful when being guided by approach so that is the example we will use.

ATC: N435BT turn right heading 030 descend and maintain 3,000 maintain 3,000 until established on the localizer cleared runway 36 ILS approach

Once that transmission is sent you can now select the heading and altitude cleared too as well as select the ILS approach and arm APPR. This will now maintain your heading until established on the localizer, then also maintain the selected altitude until you capture the glide slope. One other handy function I had added is you can now set up your AP for a missed approach. So set runway heading and an altitude to climb too. When needed de select APPR and you will not disengage the AP completely.

Try it on solo, the change is noticeable and completely changes the way I feel about using approach mode on Infinite Flight. I’ll have to play around with the missed approach change, and will report back in a later post.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More