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Can You Fly the LDA into Juneau, Alaska?

Alaska flying can be tough, and mixing mountains and weather leads to some pretty crazy approach procedures. How well can you read the LDA X into Juneau, Alaska? Take this quiz and find out!


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  1. 1) Does this approach have a glide slope?
    PAJN LDA X RWY 8 Chart

    Awesome! This approach doesn't have a glide slope component.

    Incorrect. This approach doesn't have a glide slope component.

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  2. 2) How many initial approach fixes does this approach have?
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    Awesome! This approach has 3 IAFs - EEF, SSR and LYNNS.

    Incorrect. This approach has 3 IAFs - EEF, SSR and LYNNS.

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  3. 3) What does the "X" in "LDA X RWY 8" mean?
    PAJN LDA X RWY 8 Chart

    Awesome! The "X" indicates that multiple straight-in LDA approaches to RWY 8 exist.  It's sequentially lettered in reverse, starting at "Z."

    Incorrect. The "X" indicates that multiple straight-in LDA approaches to RWY 8 exist.  It's sequentially lettered in reverse, starting at "Z."

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  4. 4) When would you fly the holding pattern depicted at LYNNS intersection?
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    Awesome! The holding pattern at LYNNS is an arrival holding pattern.  ATC will specifically assign the holding pattern if required.

    Incorrect. The holding pattern at LYNNS is an arrival holding pattern.  ATC will specifically assign the holding pattern if required.

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  5. 5) What is the minimum altitude you can maintain while flying the holding pattern over LYNNS?
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    Awesome! The pattern has a published 6500 MSL minimum altitude.

    Incorrect. The pattern has a published 6500 MSL minimum altitude.

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  6. 6) If you begin your approach over LYNNS, do you need to execute a procedure turn?
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    Awesome! The LYNNS IAF doesn't specify "NoPT," so a procedure turn is required unless you get ATC clearance.

    Incorrect. The LYNNS IAF doesn't specify "NoPT," so a procedure turn is required unless you get ATC clearance.

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  7. 7) What is the final approach fix?
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    Awesome! The Maltese cross identifies BARLO as the final approach fix. 

    Incorrect. The Maltese cross identifies BARLO as the final approach fix. 

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  8. 8) When executing the procedure turn, you need to remain within 10 NM of which fix?
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    Awesome! You need to remain within 10 NM of LYNNS.

    Incorrect. You need to remain within 10 NM of LYNNS.

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  9. 9) Where will you overfly marker beacons on this approach?
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    Awesome! The approach overflies two marker beacons at LYNNS and the missed approach point.

    Incorrect. The approach overflies two marker beacons at LYNNS and the missed approach point.

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  10. 10) How can you confirm passage over the missed approach point?
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    Awesome!  You can identify the missed approach point by crossing the CGL NDB, or by crossing 2 DME from I-JDL.  The marker beacon can't be used because it's not a published part of the approach procedure.

    Incorrect.  You can identify the missed approach point by crossing the CGL NDB, or by crossing 2 DME from I-JDL.  The marker beacon can't be used because it's not a published part of the approach procedure.

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  11. 11) You reach the missed approach point, but can't see the airport. The airport reports 5SM of visibility. Can you continue?
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    Awesome! You need the runway environment in sight to continue past the missed approach point. In this case, you need to go missed.

    Incorrect. You need the runway environment in sight to continue past the missed approach point. In this case, you need to go missed.

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Keep Studying - You'll Get It

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Mountains and IMC don't mix well, but you read this approach like a pro! Share this with your friends and see how they score!

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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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