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Reference KINT  VOR/DME runway 15:

I do not see a lead radial published. Typically there is a lead radial on a DME arc.

Why is there not a lead radial published?


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    John D. Collins on May 19, 2013

    TERPS requires a lead radial anytime the intermediate course angle with the final approach course exceeds 90 degrees. In the cast of a VOR approach, the angle will always be 90 degrees as the arc is based on the same VOR. Most of the time, you will see a lead radial on an arc when the arc leads to an ILS where the alignment of the localizer course doesn’t necessarily coincide with the VOR radial.

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  2. Ale on May 19, 2013

    TERPs normally only require lead radials when the course change from the initial approach to intermediate segment exceeds 90 degrees.

    Ref: TERPs Paragraph, 232a.( 1) and(2) J.
    or read page number two of this article : http://www.terps.com/ifrr/may96.pdf

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  3. Dan Chitty on May 19, 2013

    Thank you for this helpful information.

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