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Asked by: Florian
approach, autopilot, LNAV, Minimum, VNAV General Aviation
When flying an RNAV approach with all autopilots inop but with vertical deviation indication and maybe even a flight director available, can I still hand fly the approach down to the LNAV VNAV minima or do I have to revert to the LNAV only minimum?
Mark Kolber on Mar 30, 2014
Of course you can hand-fly an instrument approach unless there is something on the approach chart, in your aircraft or RNAV equipment limitations or in an operational OpSpec that requires a coupled approach.
What made you think otherwise? I’m really confused by this one.
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Bradley on Mar 30, 2014
I assume he is confused my the note that is found on some charts *use of Autopulilot, FD, or HGD required.
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