Monthly Archives: June 2013

GPS Approach Minimums

It is easy to get confused by the variety of published minimums on today’s GPS approach procedures.  Selecting the right one for the conditions and aircraft equipment is extremely important because each are fundamentally different.  Let’s start by reviewing the … Continue reading

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Advisory Glidepaths

Reprinted from IFR Magazine June 2013 – A Safety Compromise Visual Descent Angles (VDAs) are the angle between the runway threshold at the crossing height (TCH) and the minimum altitude at the final approach fix.  Stepdown fixes are normally located so the … Continue reading

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Is Expired Data Usable?

Reprinted from IFR Magazine June 2013 – There is no question that pilots planning to fly IFR should always keep a current database in their approved GPS.  It’s not difficult and it demonstrates a professional attitude toward instrument flight and aircraft maintenance.  … Continue reading

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