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 Here is a short step by step for users getting started with advanced autopilot systems in the A320. Here is a short step by step for users getting started with advanced autopilot systems in the A320.
-1.**Make your flight ​plan;** this will be loaded automatically into the A320+1.**Plan your flight;** this will be loaded automatically into the A320
-2. Decide your cruise altitude ​+2. **set the aircraft onto the runway;** this will set the cruise altitude ​and prepare everything for takeoff
-3. Once you are in the cockpit, dial in your **desired cruise altitude**. Make sure the other two windows are dashed ​and dotted.+3. Advance thrust to **TOGA** or **FLX** and lift off
-4. During take-off select ​**TOGA power** (maximum thrust).+4. After a couple of seconds after lift off **engage autopilot**
-5. Once **LVR CLB** appears in the PFD, retard ​the throttles ​to the **CL detent**. Note the white markers labelled (from forward to aft): FLX MCT CL A/THR 0 next to the levers. This corresponds to the autothrottle band mentioned earlier. ​+5. when **LVR CLB** flashes on the PFD move the thrust levers down to **CLB detent**
-6. **Enable AP1** at your convenience and watch the aircraft fly its trajectory. Without ATC or dynamic weather there won't be many reasons to make altitude changes or any other autopilot inputs for that matter. +6. as speed increases above -S speed **retract the flaps**
-Note the blue and white arrows on your navigation display. Those indicate your predicted top of climb and top of descent points. The later indicates where we should start our descent.+
-7. Once you close on your top of descent ​pointdial in whatever ​altitude ​gets you to intercept ​the glideslope (airport elevation +3000 should work almost everywhere). +when the PFD shows **DECELERATE** or you see the top of descent ​on the Map and are close to itscroll down the selected ​altitude ​so the arrival ​airport elevation + 2000ft or soPush the **altitude** ​button in to begin descending
-Once you reach the point, push the **altitude ​knob in** to initiate descent.+
-8. Monitor ​the descent - the aircraft might ask you for more drag. Give it some **speedbreak** if it does.+8. when ILS is received and you're flight plan is about to make the last turn: press the **APPR** button to arm the ILS localizer and glide slope**Engage second autopilot**
-9. Push the **LS** button once you are close to your destination to display glideslope and localizer on your PFD. +9. set **flaps 1** and monitor speed. increase flaps when you are below the **amber =** on the speed scale
-Once the glideslope diamond on your altitude band gets close to your actual altitude you can activate ​**APPR** mode. For a CAT3 autolanding you should turn on AP2 in addition to AP1.+
-10. Land; deploy flaps and gear as speed decreasesarm the spoilers by moving ​the lever all the way forward ​and clicking it and select an autobreak setting).+10. **gear down** at about 2000ft radar altitude 
 +11. **flaps full** prior to reaching 1000ftset autobrake to **MIN**, move the spoiler ​lever all the way forward ​to arm them (white marking visible) 
 +12. after the fully automatic landing **disconnect the autopilot**,​ touch the brakes to disengage them, taxi to gate, raise flaps, disarm spoilers, etc.
manual/autopilot.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/29 06:11 by jf