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Features October 2017 Issue

Multiple Approaches

If your departure and destination are the same, you’ll need an intermediate fix (Left). Approaches are added at the end of your flight plan (Right).

Multiple Approaches

We normally fly from one airport to another. When necessary, we’ll typically fly an approach. But, buttonology gets interesting if we want to fly more than one approach.

Even after a couple hundred hours behind my Garmin GTN 650, there are still things I struggle to do properly. Chief among those is flying multiple approaches. Sure, we mostly have to do that in practice, but if you miss at a busy airport or the winds change after you’ve set up, you might find yourself needing to plug in that second approach, or third. If you were like me, you’d get things hopelessly bollixed up before you just cleared the flight plan and started over.

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