Category Archives: Instrument Rating Articles

5 Training Tips when Weather Keeps you Grounded

It can be frustrating when weather keeps you on the ground but that doesn’t mean you can’t make progress in your training.  Here are some tips to help you make progress even when the ATIS doesn’t cooperate. Get some actual … Continue reading

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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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