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VOR Approaches – Part II

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You guys rock.  So I got the doing the missed for my VOR approach worked out thanks to my other posting and "Wes" and so evidentally my CFII is taking it up a notch.  We're going to do the VOR 18 into 1G0 (One golf zero - Wood County) Thanks to my other posting I know when I go missed I head back to around 010-020 degree  to reintercept the VWV. But my CFI wants to do the published hold.  So do I do the full procedure up through the barb and come back through the VOR to do the hold or is there an easier way? My other certified IR friends have decided to intice me with a free steak dinner when I get my certificate and they want to go this fall.  So now I want to get through it.

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  1. Rusty Allen on Aug 12, 2013

    If executing as result of a missed approach, VOR/DME VWV 1G0 says “Climb to 2200 then right turn direct VWV VOR/DME and hold.” The Hold is part of the procedure. Unless amended, I view the hold as non-optional and preform the hold as published.

    p.s. I am not a CFI/CFII but have spent lots of hours with one in a small plane. 🙂

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  2. Kate Knoblauch on Aug 12, 2013

    My question is how to do the procedure hold not the Procedure turn.

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  3. Mark Kolber on Aug 12, 2013


    I’m still not completely sure I understand your question. Are you asking whether yo have to do the barbed procedure turn after going missed and heading to the missed approach holding pattern?

    If that’s your question, no.

    The Procedure Turn is used exclusively for turning around and getting established on the inbound course for the approach. It is not used for any other segment of the approach procedure.

    For the missed, you simply head to the holding fix and hold, just as you would with any hold.

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  4. Kate Knoblauch on Aug 12, 2013

    My question is I go missed I go back to VWV and I’m suppose to go to the hold. How do I get into the hold…from VWV.

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  5. John D. Collins on Aug 12, 2013

    At the VOR, turn left to the outbound heading of 359 degrees for a parallel entry to the hold. Time one minute, turn left 225 degrees to intercept the inbound course 179 degrees to VWV and hold one in a one minute, standard right turn holding pattern. You need to be proficient in holding patterns prior to tackling approaches and know how to determine the entry type and execute the same. If this isn’t clear, you need to spend some ground time with your instructor and practice them before doing approaches as this one is pretty straight forward.

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  6. Kate Knoblauch on Aug 12, 2013

    We’ve done it several times before John but it’s been a little bit. Thanks for your help. Just trying to save some money and use askacfi to refresh my memory. This is free where sitting and discussing with CFII is $40/hour.

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  7. Mark Kolber on Aug 13, 2013

    But Kate, if you don’t understand holding patterns to begin with, I don’t think an answer to how to enter a single, as John put it, “straight-forward” hold can help that much. Holds are a basic instrument procedure, and procedures is more than 80% of what instrument flight training is all about. Ensuring that you understand them is definitely worth a one-on-one ground session.

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  8. Fly92020 on Aug 15, 2013

    Maybe you need to find a CFI that charges more than $40/hr. I’m just sayin’….

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