Components and Characteristics of the Instrument Landing System (ILS)
T-45A UJPT & E2-C2 INav-04
Learning ILS and then practicing in the simulator and aircraft are important
because you will be flying ILS-type approaches regularly at the ship.
The ILS precision approach system provides azimuth and glideslope informa-
tion that enables precision landings under low ceiling and visibility conditions.
Your understanding of the instrument indications generated in the aircraft from
ILS ground equipment is vital to your execution of the smooth and immediate
course corrections required on a precision approach. This lesson will review
the function and use of ILS ground equipment as well as identify ILS instru-
ments and controls within the aircraft.
At the end of this lesson, you will know the functions of ILS ground equipment,
the instrument indications generated by ILS localizer and glideslope signals,
and aircraft position in relation to the localizer and glideslope beams.
This lesson covers the:
ILS guidance information
ILS range information
ILS visual information
ILS controls and instruments