Unusual Alternate

When a preferred alternate won’t qualify, there are workarounds. But stay on top of the non-precision flying—that fancy GPS is no replacement for a PIC’s brain.

You should know by now that ground-based navaids and approaches are disappearing. While some associated procedures remain for backup and alternate availability at smaller airports, most by now have been replaced by easier, safer, more convenient RNAV approaches to each runway. But here’s the rub: A lot of these still use course reversals, a single […]
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