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If the Descent Gradient exceeds 400 ft per nm, the approach will be designated a circling approach, even if the course is straight-in.


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I found an excellent article about it at IFR Magazine. Basically, to qualify as an alternate airport, the alternate must have certain forecast weather conditions (600-2 for precision approach, 800-2 for non-precision.) These are the "alternate minimums". However, those are just the default values. Many airports have different values, in which case the ...


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I openend a flight sim (X Plane 10) to check for similarities and differences between the turn and slip indicator and the attitude indicator. If the airplane is horizontal then the airplane symbol on both instruments: turn and slip indicator and attitude indicator display similar data. In a soft turn to the left, the airplane symbol on turn and slip ...


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It's called "partial panel" flying and if you ever advance to a commercial license, you will have to demonstrate proficiency at partial panel during training and on the commercial check ride. On my commercial check flight in the late 70s I even had to demonstrate recovery from an unusual attitude (diving spiral) on partial panel under the hood because my ...


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The most common killer of inadequately trained pilots who fly into clouds is a spiral dive, caused by the aircraft entering a steep bank without the pilot realizing it or understanding the direction of turn. Eventually the aircraft is destroyed due overspeed or excess G-load. A magnetic compass is generally useless whenever an aircraft is banked and ...


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Is it true that a Turn and slip indicator is a valid back-up for the attitude indicator? Partially, but it would need to be used in conjunction with one or more other instruments if the Artificial Horizon is inoperable. Change in the DI and/or compass will indicate a turn. Change in altitude on an altimeter will indicate a climb or descent. Usefulness of ...


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This NOTAM is a Flight Data Center (FDC) NOTAM which is used to amend published Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP). That means this NOTAM is effectively amending the procedure as the FAA hasn't had the opportunity to change the procedure yet. This is probably due to a new obstruction that has been placed in the decent path. Perhaps a new cell phone ...


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If you start the procedure at ROBUD and your clearance does not include "cleared for straight in approach", then you are expected to do a procedure turn in the hold. In real life the first thing to do in such situation would be to query the controller "confirm we are cleared for straight in approach", they are very likely to forget it also. In my opinion, ...


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