A note on the VOR/DME A approach plate stated the procedure was not authorized when arriving over the LAL Vortac
on certain radials.
After five years on this route, you've got all the approaches memorized and you know the best way to shave minutes is flying direct to the VORTAC
from PYNON and pulling your pat ented "freight-dog" procedure turn.
The minimum altitude from JOLUP to PUB VORTAC
is 7500, but the procedure turn has a mandatory initial altitude of 7000, as indicated by the 7000 in both the profile and plan views.
The published missed approach procedure instructed the pilot to climb to 900 feet, then climbing right turn to 4000 feet, intercept the 160 degree radial of the VORTAC
, and proceed to a DME fix and hold.
It reads "Do not exceed 180 KIAS until SEG VORTAC
An airline friend of mine related a recent outtake from the Los Angeles Tracon: Airliners are routinely asked to fly a looped departure out of LAX, climbing to cross the vortac
climbing through 10,000 feet.
If you're going to do this with DME, most equipment has the capability to tune one VOR/DME or VORTAC
station, then select a hold mode on the DME to enable you to tune the navigator to a different frequency without the DME following along.
, intersection, waypoint or other identifiable location--like a DME fix--at which the hold is to occur.
This heading will lead to intercepting the Scaggs Island Vortac
DEPARTURE PROCEDURE: Rwy 6, climb heading 061[degrees] and HMV VORTAC
R-034 to 5500 before proceeding on course.
I learned of a vortac
named March; not the month, the air force base.
Here in Florida, the VRB Vero Beach VORTAC
was changed to TSV or Treasure so as not to confuse the computer (or pilots) with KVRB that lies six miles southeast.