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6 Questions To See If You Could Fly The GPS 16 Approach Into KRIC

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You're cleared for the approach, but are you really ready for it?


  1. 1) You're inbound to Richmond from the northeast when center changes you over to Potomac approach. What frequency will they be switching you to?
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    According to the chart, aircraft inbound from 001 degrees to 185 degrees contact Potomac Approach on 126.4.

    According to the chart, aircraft inbound from 001 degrees to 185 degrees contact Potomac Approach on 126.4.

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  2. 2) You're at 4,000' MSL, 25 NM to the northeast of Richmond. ATC says "N803BD, proceed direct to EPICS, expect the GPS Z runway 16 approach." As you cross EPICS, you...
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    You need to maintain your altitude until you have 1) been cleared for the approach and 2) you're on a published portion of the procedure. Since you haven't been cleared for the approach, you need to maintain at 4,000'.

    You need to maintain your altitude until you have 1) been cleared for the approach and 2) you're on a published portion of the procedure. Since you haven't been cleared for the approach, you need to maintain at 4,000'.

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  3. 3) ATC says "N803BD, cleared RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 16 approach, contact Richmond tower on 121.1" You cross IFPIG, and you're established inbound on the final approach course. What altitude can you descend to prior to the final approach fix?
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    Now that you're cleared for the approach and you're between IFPIG and FIBUG, you can descend to 2,500' MSL.

    Now that you're cleared for the approach and you're between IFPIG and FIBUG, you can descend to 2,500' MSL.

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  4. 4) You break out at minimums on the approach. What type of approach lights do you see?
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    You're looking for MALSR lights, and you know that because "MALSR" and the icon are listed on the approach chart.

    You're looking for MALSR lights, and you know that because "MALSR" and the icon are listed on the approach chart.

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  5. 5) Why is the missed approach waypoint (RW16) symbol circled on the approach chart?
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    This is a fly-over waypoint, and you need to fly directly over it. The non-circled waypoints are fly-by waypoints that use turn anticipation.

    This is a fly-over waypoint, and you need to fly directly over it. The non-circled waypoints are fly-by waypoints that use turn anticipation.

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  6. 6) If you don't break out on the approach and you have to go missed, what's the best way to enter the hold at HAGLI? (assuming no wind)
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    The best way to enter the holding pattern is a teardrop entry. You could also use a parallel entry, but since the inbound course and holding pattern are 1 degree off, teardrop is the closest pick.

    The best way to enter the holding pattern is a teardrop entry. You could also use a parallel entry, but since the inbound course and holding pattern are 1 degree off, teardrop is the closest pick.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is an Embraer 175 First Officer for a large 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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