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Why are the MSA direction needles not oriented to north?

The arrows are referencing the nav cues, not the VORTAC radials, which define the MSA zones. It’s cut up that way to define the sectors relative to the reference point that you will be flying in e.g. ...
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1. Why does the glide slope guide you down to 0.7NM away from the runway? 2. Best way to circle from 28 to active runway 36?

First off: it doesn't. The approach has no vertical guidance. Once you've passed JIBDO you can drop all the way to the MDA as quickly as your plane is capable of. Below the MDA there is no guidance at ...
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Why are there no RNAV (ILS) approaches?

You are confusing some terminology. RNAV (GPS) approaches can have several different sets of minima. See the example RNAV (GPS) Y 28L at O'Hare: It has: LPV LNAV/VNAV LNAV sets of minima. LPV is an ...
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Why are there no RNAV (ILS) approaches?

The gist of your question is whether it is possible to couple RNAV with ILS? The following ILS chart of Cochin Airport (VOCI) is an ILS approach where Initial and Intermediate approach are executed ...
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Where is the MAP for the LDA RWY 25 at Eagle County Regional

The missed approach point for the LDA without GS is CIPKU. I agree the FAA charts are not as easy to read as the Jeppesen chart.
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Why are there no RNAV (ILS) approaches?

RNAV(GPS) procedures being combined with LPV or LNAV/VNAV, which are Landing Systems Your confusion here is that LPV is a landing system which it is not. It is a way of saying your GPS is going to ...
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"w/o DME" minimums on DME required approach

DME is required equipment for the approach procedure, but note that the LOC DME minimums only apply to the Localizer DME functioning. The missed approach holding pattern references the VORTAC DME, ...
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What is the relationship between STARs, IAPs, and feeder routes?

Definitions From the FAA's Pilot/Controller Glossary, an instrument approach procedure (IAP) is: A series of predetermined maneuvers for the orderly transfer of an aircraft under instrument flight ...
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Why are there no RNAV (ILS) approaches?

Only one of the previous answers has emphasized the most important misunderstanding in this question. PBN, LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV-Only, etc, are not landing systems. They are criteria by which landing ...
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