Hello - Take a look at the Mesquite (HQZ) ILS 17
It clearly states: "ADF required"
Question: (Assuming my ADF is INOP)
Q) If i get radar vectors to the final approach course for the ILS 17 (Not the LOC) - Can I do this approach legally WITHOUT an ADF or does the mere fact that "ADF required" is stated on the plate take away this option for me?
- I see that it would be impossible to do the full ILS procedure as the IAF is the NDB - So can't do that.
- I see that without ADF I would be unable to define the FAF for the LOC approach - So also can't do that.
- But I dont need the NDB for a radar vector to final - My FAP is the point at which I intercept the glideslope at 1539ft...I don't need the NDB to tell me that.
SO...Let's say I'm on a checkride, would it be wise to say - 'hey, let's go do the ILS17, we'll get vectors to final so I won't need an ADF'...or does "ADF required" kill the party? Any links to regs or reference in the Inst.Flying.Handbook would be great. Thanks.
As a seconday gripe...procedure turn "barbs"...Does anybody else find the FAA wording describing the direction of the turn to be made a little less than crystal clear?
Example....look at the same above approach. We are flying the full procedure so:
1) Fly to NDB (Let's say from the south to make it easy)
2) Hit the NDB, fly out bound 355 course for 2 mins
3) Turn right 040 for one minute
4) Turn LEFT to 220, back inbound for 1 minute
5) Intercept final approach course of 175 and complete rest of approach.
Ok, very nice - my gripe is with the wording - "Procedure turn shall be made in the direction of the barb"....but to me...looking at the barb at the end of the procedure turn....the barb is on the RIGHT hand side or at least that's how i interpret it visually.
Jepps have it right with a nice continued curve barb that leave it unambiguous - you KNOW which way to turn....example image.
I just think the FAA's wording and imagery isn't that great on this point.