BVI means Blind and Visually Impaired and IYP stands for It’s Your Plane, a tool that adds a voice controlled co-pilot capable to take control of the aircraft over you.
Now you got what is the potential relation between both of them, and you’ll understand in details with the following press release.
“IYP announces the addition of yet another feature designed specifically for our Blind and Visually Impaired simmers, who can now auto-land on a visual approach (with the help of Co-Pilot Michelle or Mike).
The following is the text of the newsletter on our Website, or you may wish to go directly to the IYP Newsletter online at:
Visual Approaches can now be performed by BVI pilots.
Until now, our Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI) pilots have had to land their aircraft on runways equipped with an ILS (Instrument Landing System). However, difficulties arise when ATC sometimes instructs pilots to land on runways that are not so equipped, and they are told to make a Visual Approach. Obviously, this has been an impossible manoeuvre for BVI pilots.
Not any longer! Â
As of the release of this version of IYP, Co-Pilots Michelle or Mike, sitting next to their BVI captain, can now auto-land on a visual approach on ANY runway. Naturally, our sighted pilots can also use this new IYP facility.
BVI pilots, please click here to go directly to the Word version of the IYP Flight Deck Doc refer to Page 40 for usage details.
Sighted pilots please click here for a pdf version and refer to Page 40 of the IYP Flight Deck Doc for usage details.
PLEASE NOTE: This feature is NOT available in the FREE IYP version.