I'm writing my instrument rating examination soon and one of the questions that I came across was:
While executing a VOR A RWY 01 approach for Alexander bay, 2700ft is reached at 8DME on the outbound leg. The most appropriate action would be to:
- level off and turn inbound before descent
- continue outbound and descend to 2500ft before turning inbound
- turn inbound while descending to 2500ft >>> Correct
Now some background info: Alexander bay's VOR approach outbound leg ends at 8DME 2500ft.
I would say answer 1 is correct, however the answer is stated to be no. 3 Is it because it's a NPA? I was taught never to descend while turning inbound and that it is sloppy flying/poor planning. So this answer doesn't really make sense to me.
I tried looking it up in 8168 and the ICAO docs, but I haven't had any luck.
This is the plate:
Source: caa.co.za (PDF), click image to view