October 2006 Issue

Safer Trainers

In the August 2006 article, "Five Ways to Better NPAs," the author made an error by confusing straight-in approaches with straight-in landings. In the highlighted box called "Defining the Non-Precision Approach" the writer defined a straight-in approach as "a procedure where the final approach course is aligned to within 15 degrees of the runway heading...." This is incorrect; a straight-in approach is one in which there is no procedure turn.

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