Exhibit - F/A-18E Super Hornet
|Auto Carrier Landings|
|Navigation Master Mode||End|
|Activate the Instrument Landing system|
|When the aircraft moves into the ILS the ship begins sending commands through the data link.|
|Set Autopilot Coupled Mode|
|Auto Pilot ON||A|
|Engage Auto Throttle
The aircraft will enter a circuit pattern and circle the carrier
|Ctrl - A|
|As the a/c flies you over the carrier, request permission to land.
You may do a few circuits of the pattern before landing, you can use this opportunity to watch the other aircraft doing circuits and landing. As soon as the aircraft touches the deck, proceed to the touchdown checklist.
Hint: Letting the ACLS land the plane for you a few times is a great way to get a feel for the rhythm of a carrier landing. Watch the altitude and speed changes as the plane flies to touchdown.