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F/A-18 Korea

F/A-18 Autopilot modes

Using the Autopilot allows you time to safely look down in the cockpit, for example when jettisoning a fuel tank.
Using the Autopilot allows you time to safely look down in the cockpit, for example when jettisoning a fuel tank. With it's various modes the autopilot is a valuable way of managing the pilo workload.

Select Mode
The mode selected is displayed in the HUD and the UFC
Shift A
Basic Mode
levels the wings if < 5 deg bank
maintains bank if > 5 deg bank
ATTH
Attitude Hold
Maintains current pitch and bank
HSEL
Captures current waypoint heading
BALT
Captures current pressure altitude and maintains current hdg
RALT
Captures current Radar altitude and maintains current hdg
CPL
Navigates to the current TCN
If <10 nm from a runway/carrier and the ILS is on. CPL mode will autoland the a/c
 
Activate Autopilot A

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