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Features October 2016 Issue

Approach Charts: Read the Fine Print

Even knowing about KOKH’s 1.6-percent slope and 45-foot drop might not prepare you for the drama.

Approach Charts: Read the Fine Print

Many notes on approach charts are just housekeeping and background information. Then, there’s stuff that can hurt you if you’re not familiar. Read ’em all to find the good stuff.

After selecting a specific approach, reviewing the other approaches might provide useful information. For example, until recently one Runway 16R approach at Reno/Tahoe (KRNO) had the note: “Caution: intensive glider activity between PYRAM and WARMM up to 12,000.” Seven other approaches transit the same area but offer no such warning.

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