We then began an en route descent
on radar vectors for an approach to runway 08 at Albuquerque (KABQ).
Passengers tend to be happier with lower en route descent
rates in unpressurized airplanes, so 500 FPM was a set target at 120 knots.
The sortie was uneventful until the en route descent
into Dyess AFB for recovery.
The run-of-the-mill glideslope is three degrees and, honestly, a comfortable en route descent
is the same.
Until my en route descent
, the flight was uneventful.
Round that down to three and you have a useful trick for en route descent
Your CFII didn't spend a lot of time on en route descents
, or an efficient way to get prepared for those close-in, "slam-dunk" procedures .