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Features November 2019 Issue

Alternate Missed

Good luck flying this Gordian knot thatís a departure procedure followed by five connected approaches. (Course colors are used to highlight the procedure name in the text.)

Alternate Missed

One departure, five approaches, no en-route chart needed. Just for fun, add a GPS outage for the last third. Sound like fun? Yeah, we thought so, too.

When the problem was the missed approach, my favorite tool was requesting alternate missed approach instructions. With a single ATC transmission, the requirement vanished because we werenít flying that missed. At least, thatís how I interpreted the regs, and the statute of limitations is past. I later realized I could even suggest my own procedure to get pointed at the IAF for the next approach. This permitted a fun game of rapid approach roulette, which is what this sim challenge is all about.

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