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Offline KB4TEZ

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KATL Auto-Land
« on: June 01, 2021, 10:58:17 AM »
Driving into work this morning around 6am est, heard something I've never heard before,
DL915 advising ATC they are doing an Auto-Land.  Never heard it before.
does anyone know, is this a requirement to notify ATC they are doing that type of landing ?

thanks,
John



Offline Bob2

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Re: KATL Auto-Land
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 05:59:48 PM »
From 7110.65, 3−7−5. PRECISION APPROACH CRITICAL AREA,
2. GLIDESLOPE CRITICAL AREA,
b. Operators commonly conduct “coupled” or
“autoland” approaches to satisfy maintenance,
training, or reliability program requirements.
Promptly issue an advisory if the critical area will not
be protected when an arriving aircraft advises that a
“coupled,” “CATIII,” “autoland,” or similar type
approach will be conducted and the official weather
observation indicates a ceiling of 800 feet or more, or
the visibility is 2 miles or more.

Even when the weather is clear, it gives the Tower a heads-up so they can keep airplanes and airport vehicles out of the area where signals might be disturbed in a way that would contribute to an unsuccessful test.

Bob

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Re: KATL Auto-Land
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 06:33:07 AM »
Thanks Bob, good to learn something.
JW

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Re: KATL Auto-Land
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 08:16:43 AM »
I hear the pilots advising autoland Cat 3  every so often here at KSFO they often mention they need Fufill a requirement of some sort.