|As you get in visual range of the Carrier|
|Throttle||~ 75 %|
|Angle of Attack||..|
|Rate of Descent||700 - 900 fpm|
The Fresnel Lens Landing System is apparently modelled very accurately, but is only visible during the last 5 seconds of the approach. At this point the Landing Signals Officer is screaming directions at you:
... at the rate of about 2 instructions per second! I found there simply wasn't time to look at the Meatball. And following the cues on the HUD seemed to do the trick quite nicely.
The autopilot flies a perfect approach, every time.
Myself, on the other hand...