Welcome Guest. Sign in or Signup

2 Answers

Airport Diagram on ILS approach plate

Asked by: 781 views ,
Instrument Rating

On the airport diagrams of most ILS approach plates that I have seen there is a note stating: 024 degrees 6.5 NM from FAF (the actual numbers, 024 and 6.5,  change with the approach plate.  The above note is for the ILS RWY 2 approach at Durango, KDRO).

What does this note exactly mean and how is the pilot supposed to use it?


2 Answers

  1. Skyfox on Aug 03, 2016

    That note on the approach plate for KDRO ILS RWY 03 (there is no runway 02) indicates that the magnetic course to be flown for that approach is 27° magnetic, and the distance from the FAF to the MAP is 6.7 NM.

    +1 Votes Thumb up 1 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  2. John D Collins on Aug 03, 2016

    Your information is out of date. The current chart has the note updated to read 027 degrees 6.7 NM from FAF. The runway has also been updated to runway 3. However, the purpose is to show the distance and course from the FAF to the runway threshold. This is the location of the MAP. The distance can be used in various calculations and it shows the direction from which the course approaches the airport. Not all approaches final approach courses will be aligned with the runway centerline. It is part of the charting standard.

    +2 Votes Thumb up 2 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

The following terms have been auto-detected the question above and any answers or discussion provided. Click on a term to see its definition from the Dauntless Aviation JargonBuster Glossary.

Answer Question

Our sincere thanks to all who contribute constructively to this forum in answering flight training questions. If you are a flight instructor or represent a flight school / FBO offering flight instruction, you are welcome to include links to your site and related contact information as it pertains to offering local flight instruction in a specific geographic area. Additionally, direct links to FAA and related official government sources of information are welcome. However we thank you for your understanding that links to other sites or text that may be construed as explicit or implicit advertising of other business, sites, or goods/services are not permitted even if such links nominally are relevant to the question asked.