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How do you intercept the IAF (ELMOO) when flying the VOR approach at KSMO without a GPS?

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  1. Tim Smolen on Feb 14, 2012

    Not a CFI here, but ELMOO is defined on the Enroute IFR chart L4. 

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  2. Nathan Parker on Feb 14, 2012

    When questions are posted regarding instrument approach plates, it would be very helpful to post a link to the chart in question.  Here is this one:
    But I agree with Tim.  Unless an approach is labeled “Radar Required”, the approach is designed to be flown from the enroute system and there isn’t necessarily a way to initiate the approach from random points in the airspace.

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  3. John D. Collins on Feb 15, 2012

    The two STAR procedures end at DARTS where you are told to expect radar vectors to final from that fix. The only non radar means of joining the approach is via the IAF at ELMOO when arriving on V186 westbound. Arriving from any other route would require radar vectors to final.

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