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Reference KTVL  LDA/DME-2 runway 18 approach: What does "2" indicate?   Thank you for the feedback.  

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  1. Mark Kolber on Oct 03, 2013

    Two things:

    1. It’s different in some respect from the LDA/DME-1 runway 18 approach

    2. The FAA charting office has not updated it since beginning the phase out the numbering of different straight-in approaches to the same runway using the same navaids in favor of lettering from the end of the alphabet (circling-only approaches use letters from the beginning of the alphabet) .

    You can expect the next time these approaches are updated to be called “LDA/DME-Z runway 18″ and “LDA/DME-Y runway 18″ approach.

    See AIM 5-4-5.a

    btw, when the approaches are not straight in, they use letters

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  2. Wes Beard on Oct 03, 2013

    There is also a LDA/DME-1 RWY 18 approach. The 1 or 2 indicates there are more than one approach if that type to that runway. In this case two LDA/DME approaches to runway 18.

    The difference is the first approach has lower minimums and has different missed approach instructions.

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  3. Dan Chitty on Oct 03, 2013

    Wes and Mark thank you for the response.

    What you both mention is what my instinct was telling me but the “2” is what stumped me.

    Thank you for the clarity and helping me continue to learn.

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  4. Mark Kolber on Oct 03, 2013

    Dan, why would the “2” stump you any more than the “1”? If there are two versions of the approach what would you expect to come after version “1”?

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  5. Dan Chitty on Oct 03, 2013


    Good point. I was over-analyzing but I appreciate you and Wes for the explanations.

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