Korean Airliner lands blind

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  1. R988

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    Pretty wild!

    I know there is an autoland system slaved into the glideslope but usually its operation is usually limited.
     
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    Good job by the pilot. But arent "blind" landings part of ILS training for commericial pilots?
     
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    Yes, but under normal conditions there is a minimum altitude where if you don't have a visual on the runway, you can't land. This is what is adhered to 90% of the time. I know there are system that will bring the aircraft down blind but they are only authorized under certian conditions at certain airports..
     
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    Good video R988.

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    Pretty wild by the sounds of things! Good on the pilot for getting it down in (almost) one piece.
     
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    it all depends on the weather and the equipment on the aircraft i could'nt load the video so I'm not aware of the cause or did he not have enough gas to divert
     
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    some more info for those who can't see the video
    http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topi...o=91159&version=1&template_id=45&parent_id=25
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    I just got in touch with my father in law (he flies A320s), he said the aircraft is equipped with an "autoland" system, all you need is an airport eqipped for ILS. You're supposed to adhere to the minimus published for the landing airport that are found in the approach chart (which means that you need to actually see the runway at a certain height under normal conditions). Although the aircraft can land itself this would be highly unnerving after getting pummeled with hail....
     
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