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Can You Fly The LOC/DME-E Approach Into Aspen?

Think you're ready for this high mountain approach?

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  1. 1) Why is the approach named "LOC/DME-E" instead of "LOC/DME RWY 15?"
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    This is a circling approach.

    This is a circling approach.

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  2. 2) Does this approach have a glideslope?
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    This approach doesn't have a glideslope.

    This approach doesn't have a glideslope.

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  3. 3) How many initial approach fixes does this approach have?
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    This approach has two initial approach fixes - DBL VOR and AJAXX.

    This approach has two initial approach fixes - DBL VOR and AJAXX.

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  4. 4) What is the final approach fix?
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    DOYPE is your final approach fix.

    DOYPE is your final approach fix.

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  5. 5) How can you recognize the missed approach point?
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    The Missed Approach Point (MAP) is 4DME from IASE.

    The Missed Approach Point (MAP) is 4DME from IASE.

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  6. 6) How far is the missed approach point from the runway threshold?
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    The MAP is 2.6NM from the runway threshold.

    The MAP is 2.6NM from the runway threshold.

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  7. 7) What do the oblong shapes represent on the airport diagram?
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    This is a displaced threshold.

    This is a displaced threshold.

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  8. 8) What is the PAPI glide slope angle?
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    The PAPI is set to a 3.5% glide slope.

    The PAPI is set to a 3.5% glide slope.

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  9. 9) What does the "D" in a black box represent on the airport diagram?
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    Runway declared distances are published in the chart supplement.

    Runway declared distances are published in the chart supplement.

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  10. 10) Does the back course for IPKN display normal or reverse sensing if you execute the missed approach procedure?
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    Because you're flying outbound, the back course has normal sensing.

    Because you're flying outbound, the back course has normal sensing.

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Well, that's a tough approach...

You scored %. Study your approach charts, and you'll be shooting approaches into Aspen like a pro in no time.

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Nice work.

You scored %. You have most of this approach down.

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Nailed it!.

Congrats - you scored %. Well done.

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Aleks Udris

Aleks is a Boldmethod co-founder and technical director. He's worked in safety and operations in the airline industry, and was a flight instructor and course manager for the University of North Dakota. You can reach him at aleks@boldmethod.com.

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