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Virtual ILS - Does it work at unlicensed airfields


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Bathman
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I couldn't get it to work the other day. Was this because I was trying it at an unlicensed airfield?
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I am glad you mentioned this Bathman. Hope you are well.
It did not work for me on a number of occasions with licensed airfields. I thought it could have been my not knowing how to use it. Now that you mentioned it it could be a bug. On the other hand, have heard some saying that it continued to indicate, with a glide slope down to ground level on other occasions in unlicensed field (that one was Bagby to be precise).

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Edited 5/9/2012 1:53:23 PM by Runways
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It depends on the airfield, or more specifically, on the data we hold on it. To fly a pseudo-ILS approach to a runway we need (at a minimum) to hold the precise coordinates of both runway ends and the elevation of the end you're approaching. This data isn't always available, but it is for more licensed airfields in the UK (for example).
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Thank you Tim for the clarification. Can we take it that the data you hold about airfields are progressively getting more accurate as time goes by?
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Yes, but runway thresholds are the kind of thing that we don't automatically update, as they depend to an extent on a local survey being done.
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Hi TIM
I was at Air Expo last weekend and visited your stand. I spoke to one of the staff and asked about ILS approaches for Perranporth, I have tried on several occasions but cannot get Skydemon to work. Can you please confirm that it should work or are the runway threshold details required?
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I just checked this out in simulator mode on our office ipad, and I can see the ILS kick in at Perranporth... We certainly do have the threshold co-ordinates, and as you are approaching your chosen runway the centre of the HSI should change from a plane outline to a circular outline. The "crosshairs" should then begin to converge.
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