It is a real challenge to find these items on the chart or your iPad as you bounce around in the clouds flying down the final approach course
We had the TACAN and final approach course
dialed in, and showed very little deviation on the CDI, which caused us to doubt our navigation instruments.
What was your final approach course
on that VOR/DME Runway 27?
If traffic and other factors permitted, we could have been cleared to intercept the VOR/DME A final approach course
from that vector and motor off toward LAL.
After getting on the final approach course
in the basic approach configuration at the MDA, the NACWS failed.
The real-world execution of most approaches usually involves vectors onto the final approach course
. This is as it should be, but we forget that the chart makers design assuming vectors won't be available.
At all points in the pattern but especially when approaching the position from which a turn from base to final is initiated, the pilot must be looking for traffic along the final approach course
. Straight-in approaches to the runway may be conducted at any time, and are completely legal.
During this time, the strikers had reached the approach corridor, and I was vectored several times across the final approach course
for separation from the lowstate aircraft.
There's a procedure turn depicted at that fix, but your course to the IAF/IF is close to the final approach course
. Do you fly the procedure turn or just turn onto final and get in five minutes earlier?
It wasn't very long ago that GPS instrument approaches came in one basic flavor: A T-configured series of initial fixes feeding to a final approach course
and final fix leading to the runway.
I had in about a 25-degree crab to maintain the final approach course
When are we legally permitted to leave the final approach course
(FAC), enter a left base, and begin final descent?