Wheres that Runway?

Depending on the procedure design or the weather, it might not be where you think. Its good to consider the expected sight picture at minimums when briefing an approach.

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Its the end of a long day filled of uncooperative weather, ground stops, and a diversion tossed in to make it interesting. Youre shooting the non-precision (of course) GPS approach, and upon reaching minimums, you look up and see … nothing. Wait a minute! Isnt that a PAPI glowing out of the left side of your window? Is that your runway? If so, whats it doing all the way over there?
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