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Missed Approach Climb Options

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Reference: KJAC   RNAV (X) RWY 1 Missed approach segment: What is recommended if you cannot be at 14000 by the time you get to QUIRT? Thank you for the feedback.

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  1. Anrboy on Sep 03, 2013

    ATC more often than not isn’t stupid. They will probably tell you to climb to a different (lower) altitude for your missed approach. If you know you won’t be able to comply, tell atc asap that you can’t comply with published miss due to altitude. 99/100 times they will give you something else

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  2. Anrboy on Sep 03, 2013

    After looking at the KJAC plates, you should have no business flying IFR into that airport without an aircraft that can make that climb, as there aren’t any other alternatives. So the recommendation would be not to fly to KJAC with that plane in IFR conditions

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  3. Wes Beard on Sep 03, 2013

    No where on this approach foes it state the mixed approach has a higher than standard climb gradient. This means your airplane should be capable of climbing 200’/NM to 14,000 FT.

    If your airplane does not have that performance you should not accept the approach. This should be caught in the preflight planning. A C-172 has no business flying this approach.

    For what it’s worth, don’t expect ATC to bail you out of poor preflight planning. There may be cases where they cannot give you lower nor should you expect them to. If your radio or theirs goes out you will be required to climb to an altitude you cannot make.

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  4. Dan Chitty on Sep 03, 2013

    Thank you for the comments.

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  5. Brent on Sep 04, 2013

    There is no requirement to reach 14000′ by QUIRT. The missed approach is very clear on the approach plate:

    MISSED APPROACH: Climb to 14000 direct QUIRT and via 088° track to DNW VOR/DME and hold, continue climb-in-hold to 14000.

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  6. Mark Kolber on Sep 04, 2013

    Good point, Brent. Although that still doesn’t obviate the need to know your airplane’s performance and whether it (and you) are capable of do the missed without hitting something along the way.

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  7. Dan Chitty on Sep 04, 2013

    Yes Brent, good point. I did not read the last part of the missed correctly.”….continue climb in hold to 14000″ (emphasis on the word “to”) when at the hold pattern at DUNOIR.

    Lesson learned for me and also this is why I enjoy askacfi.com.

    Thank you all for the feedback. Much appreciated

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