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Features March 2014 Issue

Gettin’ Turned Around

In our modern radar-everywhere environment, we tend to forget about procedure turns. But even if you do fly them often, there may still be some nuances you’re lacking.

A solid understanding of the rules and types of course reversals on an approach is essential. Course reversals are part of the FAA’s guidance for IPCs. So, if you come out of proficiency training without feeling good about them, you didn’t get your money’s worth. Regardless, you should be familiar, lest you hear “unable radar vectors” in the soup when you least expect it.

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