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DH and DA in ILS CAT II and III App

I am not an expert on Cat II/II approaches. However, from the Instrument Procedures Handbook, "CAT II and III approach DHs are referenced to AGL and measured with a radio altimeter." The DA is ...

Answered by: Russ Roslewski 189 views

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Steep Spiral

I recently had to do a lot of steep spirals, and a lot of the CFIs out there are teaching them really tame, 30 degress max bank. Sounds to me like you probably have the point whenever you are facing ...

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Glide slope intercept altitude

The step down altitudes are minimums and are not necessarily below the GS, so flying the GS can put you below the minimums. This has to do with the fact that step down altitudes are MSL and display on...

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Back Course Localizer

Noted. Thanks, Max.

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Back Course Localizer

Every localizer installation I've seen has about 8 to 12 yagi antennas at the far end of the runway configured as a phased array. The strongest signal will be down the runway for the localizer, with v...

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Glide slope intercept altitude

Either way is fine. Unless told otherwise, step down altitudes are "at or above". There is nothing saying you have to step down. As you say, you must be careful not intercept the glide slope from ...

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Relationship between Vref and Headwind component

As far as I know, Vref is Vref and commercial operations do not add anything for headwind. They will likely add 1/2 the guest factor, however. The only thing I would guess about adding a headwind c...

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Back Course Localizer

Thanks for the additional information, Russ!

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Back Course Localizer

Okay, I see. That red flag is just an artifact of the simulation, and is not how it would really behave. More detail: Electromagnetically, every localizer has a back course - there is some signal bein...

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Back Course Localizer

Russ, Thanks for your reply. I do not intend to follow a back course signal that is not published. On a simulator I have seen that the red flag appears on the HSI, when the airplane is on the b...

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