How to Use Autoland on the Default X-Plane 11 737

Introduction: How to Use Autoland on the Default X-Plane 11 737

I was flying the default 737 on X-Plane 11 and I wanted to do an autoland. I went on the internet and searched "how to autoland the default 737," but all of the results I got were for the Zibo modified 737. I figured out how to get the ILS frequency and course by checking the map, but I didn't want to have to check the map to use the autoland. I wanted to keep it as realistic as possible. I figured out how to use autoland on the Zibo 737 but I wanted to use the default. eventually after pressing almost every button on the default FMC i figured out how to get the ILS frequency and course only using the FMC.

Step 1: Program the FMC With Your Flight Plan

To get the ILS frequency, you need to have your flight plan set all the way up to your approach runway. you don't need the VNAV set but you do need the LNAV. if you don't know how to program your FMC with waypoints and arrival runways check my other Instructable; How to Program X-Plane 11 Default 737 FMC .Or if you already know your runway's ILS frequency and CRS, then you can skip to step 5.

Step 2: Press the INDEX Button

This will take you to a screen like the one above.

Step 3: Press the Button Next to ARR DATA

If you did not file a flight plan then after you press on ARR DATA there will only be a blank screen.

Step 4: The Runway's ILS Frequency Is Under FREQUENCY and Your Course Is Under LOC BRG

Step 5: Enter the ILS Frequency in Both Your NAV Radios

Step 6: Enter the Course Number in Both of Your COURSE Knobs

Even though it says "LOC BRG" on the FMC, that is actually the Course number you will need for the autoland to work.

Step 7: Descend to 3000 Feet Before You Intercept the First ILS Localizer

If you reach 3000 feet and you still have LNAV enabled then you should see two diamonds next to your artificial horizon. the heading diamond should be a solid pink and the vertical diamond should be solid pink and above the middle.

Step 8: If Both Diamonds Are Pink Then Press APP Before the Vertical Diamond Reaches the Middle

Do not press APP when the vertical diamond reaches the middle, if you do then the airplane will pitch down slightly.

Step 9: If the Vertical Diamond Is Empty, Has a Pink Outline and Is at the Bottom of the Screen, Go Around.

Step 10: After Touchdown You Will Need to React Immediately

After touchdown, the plane will bounce and start to go into the sky again, so right when the wheels touch down push forward on the yoke, apply reverse thrust and raise the spoilers. while the airplane is slowing down, disconnect the autopilot and turn off the autothrottle. Congratulations the airplane has landed.

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    7 Comments

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    nathansweeney3
    nathansweeney3

    Question 1 year ago on Introduction

    To whom it may concern. i Followed the instruction's on how to land on a default 737-800 ils landing and still having problem's. this is an x-plane 11

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    KamranSiddiq
    KamranSiddiq

    Answer 1 year ago

    hello there, which step are you having trouble with?
    are you also making sure that the airport you are trying to land at has a functioning ILS?

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    nathansweeney3
    nathansweeney3

    Reply 1 year ago

    KamranSiddiq so i was trying to land @ PHNLl from PHTO ils 28 still having problem's i did everything you said still no luck. I also get on sky vector for more information.

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    nathansweeney3
    nathansweeney3

    Reply 7 months ago

    yes it has an ILS TBPB

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    nathansweeney3
    nathansweeney3

    1 year ago on Step 1

    To whom it may concern I did everything on the auto land for example I set x-plane on a ILS TIST runway ILS 10.and still having problem's with the auto land could this x-plane has an BUG just asking question's PS.i don't have Zibo even that's difficult trying to download if there's anyone that can help me I would definitely appreciate it thank you

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    KamranSiddiq
    KamranSiddiq

    Reply 1 year ago

    No problem! I'm happy to help! without knowing any further details, the only advice I'm able to provide is to make sure you have the correct frequency in your NAV radio(for your situation, it would be 110.1), have the correct CRS set (100), have F/D on, have CMD on, and have pressed APP.
    If you could tell me what exactly happens differently than I described in my instructable, I might be able to provide more specified information. I have been able to autoland successfully multiple times, so i can assure you that the 737 is not buggy.
    To download the zibo 737, you have to download the zip. file, and extract its contents, then after extracting the aircraft, find the x-plane folder, and move the aircraft files to the "Laminar Research" file which is inside the "airplanes" folder. If you want, I can make another instructable that shows you how to download and install the zibo mod.
    hope this helps!

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    hadenator1509
    hadenator1509

    2 years ago

    That's totes cool my dude!!!!!!