Do-it-yourself instrument approaches

With GPS it is easy to add an instrument approach to virtually any runway. (At least as long as the obstacle situation is reasonable). Still, we have not – at least not in Sweden – seen any such approaches to airports that didn’t already have an instrument approach. Some GPS approaches to airports without previous … Continue reading “Do-it-yourself instrument approaches”

Add-on to the DA of a CDFA?

When a 2D instrument approach procedure (a procedure without glidepath guidance, previously known as a “non-precision” approach or NPA) is flown using the recommended Continuous Descent Final Approach (CDFA) technique a decision altitude/height (DA/H) is used. Just as with 3D approaches the pilot decides at this altitude/height whether to continue with a landing or go … Continue reading “Add-on to the DA of a CDFA?”