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Can You Fly This RNAV Approach Into KDPA?

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  1. 1) You're 5 miles out proceeding direct to HINCK on an unpublished route, maintaining 4,000 feet. ATC gives you the following clearance: "Cessna 241JU, proceed direct HINCK, cleared RNAV (GPS) 10 approach." What's the lowest altitude you can fly enroute to HINCK?
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    ATC has cleared you for the approach, but you must maintain your present altitude until established on a published portion of the approach, or a published route. Once you reach HINCK, you can descend to 2,600 ft.

    ATC has cleared you for the approach, but you must maintain your present altitude until established on a published portion of the approach, or a published route. Once you reach HINCK, you can descend to 2,600 ft.

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  2. 2) You proceed from HINCK to NUMIZ. What should you do as you reach NUMIZ?
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    The leg between HINCK and NUMIZ says "No PT," meaning No Procedure Turn. Since ATC has already cleared you for the approach, you may proceed inbound.

    The leg between HINCK and NUMIZ says "No PT," meaning No Procedure Turn. Since ATC has already cleared you for the approach, you may proceed inbound.

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  3. 3) About 5 miles from HOSAV, your GPS indicates you've lost WAAS, but you still have RAIM. You're not equipped to fly VNAV without WAAS. Which minimums do you use?
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    If you lose WAAS, you must use the LNAV minimums.  You aren't required to go missed, but you should re-brief the approach with the new minimums. If you aren't comfortable proceeding with the approach, you can go missed and re-brief with the LNAV minimums.

    If you lose WAAS, you must use the LNAV minimums.  You aren't required to go missed, but you should re-brief the approach with the new minimums. If you aren't comfortable proceeding with the approach, you can go missed and re-brief with the LNAV minimums.

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  4. 4) You tried listening to the ATIS, but the transmitter was down. You listen to Aurora's instead, and WAAS is still not available. What are your new minimums?
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    Since you are using the LNAV minimums and don't have the current altitude setting for Dupage, you must increase the MDA by 40 feet.

    Since you are using the LNAV minimums and don't have the current altitude setting for Dupage, you must increase the MDA by 40 feet.

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  5. 5) You've crossed HOSAV, and you're 2.9 NM from the missed approach point. How low can you descend? (WAAS is still not available)
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    If you're flying this approach with LNAV minimums, you need to stop your descent at 1,400' until you cross the "KOHYO" step down fix.

    If you're flying this approach with LNAV minimums, you need to stop your descent at 1,400' until you cross the "KOHYO" step down fix.

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  6. 6) What lighting system will you look for as you approach runway 10?
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    When breaking through the clouds, you'll look for a REILs and lead-in lights. There will also be VASI lights on the left side of the runway. 

    When breaking through the clouds, you'll look for a REILs and lead-in lights. There will also be VASI lights on the left side of the runway. 

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Well, it looks like you pretty much know everything about this approach.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is an Embraer 175 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota, and he's been flying since he was 16. You can reach him at corey@boldmethod.com.

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