KirkR Posted August 25, 2022 Report Share Posted August 25, 2022 I find that a visual approach in the sim is not often so easy due to things like resolution, not having side windows, and just task saturation for a single pilot process. Yet on online ATC we need to be able to do these in a proficient manner. As I have been practicing these (CL60), I wanted to share my process(es), hoping to generate some feedback from the actual Challenger pilots on the forum who are also using the sim (and others as well). Scenario 1 (IFR flight, VFR conditions @ airport, ATC vectoring for visual apch, not a familiar airport, ILS not in operation): - Select Visual Approach in FMS and possibly adjust the distance (defaults to 5 nm). - arm NAV and APPR - ALT set down to the ground (I believe this is req'd w/ "Visual Approach" in FMC) - VNAV armed (is this req'd for the simulated GP to display in the "Visual Apch" mode?) - AP and ATS deactivated Practice coming in from various directions. Lateral and vertical guidance are displayed (as an aide/reference but not "flown") Scenario 2 (same as 1, except ILS is in operation - Select the ILS approach in FMS (rather than Visual Apch) and use it as a reference, similar to Scenario 1 - rest is the same except ALT does not have to be set down to the ground, and VNAV does not have to be activated What techniques does the CL60 community use for visual approaches to unfamiliar airports when under ATC guidance, with the CL60? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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