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CASI Ottawa Branch | Low Visibility Landings and Take-Offs plus Lab Tour

December 19, 2022 08:02 | Todd Legault (Administrator)

Originally recorded: 2022.11.23

For decades, the ILS (Instrument Landing System) has guided pilots to safe landings in low visibility. Captain Doug Morris will discuss the components and intricacies of the ILS. It is the approach of choice with reluctance to adapt to new GPS (Global Positioning System) technology. Learn about autoland, what it takes to get airborne in low visibility and how pilots keep current. Take-offs in low visibility conditions will also be discussed.

Captain Morris flies the Boeing 787 Dreamliner worldwide for Air Canada, having amassed 26,000 flight hours. He is a certified meteorologist and the author of four books and has been writing for Air Canada’s inflight magazine for 24 years. Doug is a flight and weather instructor and recently obtained his Masters in Aviation and Aerospace Management from Purdue University (Indiana).

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