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Can You Fly This VOR Approach To Runway 31?

Because not every day is an ILS day...


KMIW-VOR-31

  1. 1) What's the minimum equipment you need to fly this approach?
    KMIW VOR RWY 31 Chart

    Awesome! You only need a single VOR to fly this approach.

    Incorrect. You only need a single VOR to fly this approach.

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  2. 2) What's the approach's initial approach fix?
    KMIW VOR RWY 31 Chart

    Awesome! The JWJ VOR is the initial approach fix (IAF).

    Incorrect. The JWJ VOR is the initial approach fix (IAF).

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  3. 3) What's the farthest you can fly from JWJ VOR during your procedure turn?
    KMIW VOR RWY 31 Chart

    Awesome! You need to remain within 10 NM of the JWJ VOR during your procedure turn.

    Incorrect. You need to remain within 10 NM of the JWJ VOR during your procedure turn.

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  4. 4) Why does a star (*) precede the 1620' descent altitude? You can only descend to 1620 before TUWAJ:
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    Awesome! The 1620' step down or MDA only applies if you have a local altimeter setting. Otherwise, you're limited to 1700'.

    Incorrect. The 1620' step down or MDA only applies if you have a local altimeter setting. Otherwise, you're limited to 1700'.

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  5. 5) While on the final approach course, how can you recognize TUWAJ?
    KMIW VOR RWY 31 Chart

    Awesome! You can recognize TUWAJ by crossing 2 DME from JWJ, or by crossing the TNU 026 radial.

    Incorrect. You can recognize TUWAJ by crossing 2 DME from JWJ, or by crossing the TNU 026 radial.

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  6. 6) What's your missed approach point?
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    Awesome! The JWJ VOR is your missed approach point (MAP).

    Incorrect. The JWJ VOR is your missed approach point (MAP).

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  7. 7) You're using the local altimeter setting, landing straight in on Runway 31 and the REIL lights are inoperative. If you can identify TUWAJ, what's your required visibility to land?
    KMIW VOR RWY 31 Chart
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    Awesome! REIL lights don't affect the published visibility requirements.

    Incorrect. REIL lights don't affect the published visibility requirements.

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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