There was an instrument approach briefing given by an instrument pilot/instructor on youtube.
I think the title was ~"Instrument Approach Briefing" for reference, he is sitting on his couch.
Anyway, some comments were made in the notes at the bottom of the video.
One comment said: along the lines of: if you lose your glideslope during an ILS then continue on and convert it to a Localisor only approach - having timed from your FAF. the `note` goes on to say: if you go missed just because of a Glideslope failure on a FAA checkride then you would fail the checkride.
Hmmmm. . . ????????
So, when in history do we continue descent in the event of a G/S failure. . . . ?
So, this means that you have pre-programmed an MDA instead of a DH and gone from a Precision approach to a non-precision approach, well, this is fine if you are at 2,000 above T/H but what if you are at 500` and did you work out the MDA - its on the charts, so have we got time to sort this out, did we check out what the height is AGL compared to the QNH alt? - so what height does that make us. at. . . Fun City.
I would personally, of course, if not visual, commit the G/A if no rad alt or DME (which was implied - due to the fact that they were not mentioned), sort us all out, and re-do the approach as a non-precision, and happily fail my check ride - if, if that is the case, I can`t see that reference to an FAA check-ride being true though.
Any nice FAA examiners want to comment?
Are you on a precision approach? YES. Have you got the glideslope? NO. Then WHY descend?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!! PLEASE TATTOO THIS ONTO YOUR BRAINS.