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6 Questions To See How Much You Know About ILS Approaches

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  1. 1) What does the # symbol indicate? (click link below to view full chart)
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    This indicates that the RVR for this approach can be reduced to the specified minimums if the approach is to be flown with the use of a Flight Director, Autopilot, or a Heads-Up Display.

    This indicates that the RVR for this approach can be reduced to the specified minimums if the approach is to be flown with the use of a Flight Director, Autopilot, or a Heads-Up Display.

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  2. 2) What is this symbol?
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    This fan-shaped symbol is the inner marker.

    This fan-shaped symbol is the inner marker.

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  3. 3) What is this and what does it do?
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    This is the minimum safe altitude and it provides 1,000' vertical separation from all obstructions within the 25 NM area.

    This is the minimum safe altitude and it provides 1,000' vertical separation from all obstructions within the 25 NM area.

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  4. 4) What does this symbol indicate?
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    This indicates that there are nonstandard alternate minimums for this airport. If you're filing this airport as an alternate, you need to comply with the non-standard minimums.

    This indicates that there are nonstandard alternate minimums for this airport. If you're filing this airport as an alternate, you need to comply with the non-standard minimums.

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  5. 5) What is the glide slope intercept altitude?
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    You will intercept glide slope at 2,200' MSL. On glide slope, you'll cross REKKS at 2,128' MSL.

    You will intercept glide slope at 2,200' MSL. On glide slope, you'll cross REKKS at 2,128' MSL.

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  6. 6) What does this arrow point to?
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    This is the visual decent point and it indicates the portion on the approach, when visual contact has been made with the runway environment, where a normal three-degree glide path can be made to the runway.

    This is the visual decent point and it indicates the portion on the approach, when visual contact has been made with the runway environment, where a normal three-degree glide path can be made to the runway.

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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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