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Features April 2016 Issue

Free-Flying

Free-Flying

Sometimes approach designers reach deep into their bag of tricks to make an approach possible. In at least one case, the results make your GPS shrug unknowingly. Now what?

Youíre living the good life and working the systemóthe tax system. You work in Portland, Oregon, with no sales tax, but live across the river in Vancouver, Washington, with no income tax. So, you can at last afford that glass-panel bird. After flying it across the U.S. to bring it home, itís finally time to load the last approach of the trip: The LDA-A into Pearson Field in Vancouver (KVUO). Except the approach isnít in the GPS database.

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