Features

March 2018 Issue

The Alternate Missed

The alternate holding fix is depicted on the approach plate but the procedure won’t be in your GPS database. Instead, you’ll find it in a Notam.

I was in the left seat of a Beech Bonanza, receiving an instrument proficiency check in the Kansas City, Mo., area. We departed Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT), simulating a takeoff into instrument conditions, and proceeded toward Midwest National Air Center Airport (KGPH), a short distance to the north. My instructor gave me headings to simulate radar vectors in the clear, cold and turbulent low-level air.

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