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Features June 2018 Issue

Missed the Memo

Missed the Memo

It’s a simple LOC approach with a few requirements to get established and fly the missed—until you see it referencing equipment that’s been decommissioned.

It started with an email question: How do you identify SWASO on the missed approach at Knoxville Downtown Island (KDKX) LOC RWY 26 approach? A quick glance says, “Duh, it’s an intersection,” but a closer inspection says it’s not that simple. The identification of SWASO on this approach chart omits a few critical details—enough that if you still don’t have an IFR GPS, you might find yourself at a loss.

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