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Airport Diagram on ILS approach plate

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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?

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  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.

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  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    Your information is out of date.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.

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