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    Autopilot Transition

    Hi,

    I fly the PMDG 737-800 and have been wondering what the general opinion is as to when/what altitude the autopilot is turned off and manually flying the plane to touchdown. I have heard that it is usually at 1000' AGL.

    Any opinions

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    Re: Autopilot Transition

    Depends on a wide variety of factors, like company policy, type of approach, etc.

    For example if you wanted to perform a CAT II approach, the autopilot could be disconnected and fly manual 50 feet AGL, or after the minimums call out of the system.

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    Re: Autopilot Transition

    For me, if I choose to use Autopilot it is at 18,000 feet, or FL180.

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    Re: Autopilot Transition

    On departure it comes on at 10000 for me... I'm less committed on arrival but TRY to obey the same rule. That's my policy!

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    Re: Autopilot Transition

    ak49er is confused... we 're talking 'bout switching of the autopilot before tochdown.
    Normally, you take over from the autopilot after your last check at 500 ft.
    And don 't forget to switch off the A/T as well.

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    Re: Autopilot Transition

    Ooops, I read the title and not the post....

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    Re: Autopilot Transition

    Don 't bother, I typed tochdown instead of touchdown. That's the new style of landing

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