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Features July 2015 Issue

Who Draws the Lines?

The Flight Procedures Standards Branch in Oklahoma City is responsible for our instrument procedures.

Who Draws the Lines?

Have you ever wondered about the origin of instrument approach procedures? Who creates those procedures and what rules do they follow?

Somebody, somewhere, has to come up with the procedures in which we entrust our lives and that of our passengers when we’re penetrating the muck, following some ethereal radio signal hoping there’s sufficient clearance from the myriad obstacles that can exist. An awesome responsibility, that. Who does it?

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