The Instrument Landing System
After learning about and practising key IFR flying skills, we now focus on one of the most commonly used and yet often poorly flown navigation aids - the Instrument Landing System (ILS).
It's a cruel world
Just as we started our discussions on other navigation aids and IFR flying in general, we again must start down the path of the ILS by first examining the basics. It would be simple to regurgitate step-by-step instructions for such an approach, but you won't learn those physical tricks and rules of thumb that allow you to quickly convert from one aircraft type to another. So, as cruel as it may seem, we are first going to have to take in a little theory.