In our previous issue, we left you with some airborne homework so you are ready to fly one of the oldest types of radio navigation procedures: an NDB approach.
Using your charts
Firstly, bear in mind this discussion applies to flight simulation only. In the previous issue, we chose to fly the approach for Busselton/YBLN in Western Australia. It has been selected as it is freely available online and a relatively simple chart that will make it simpler to read and fly. A picture is worth a thousand words and this is very true of approach plates/charts. While there is a lot of printed information, let's focus on the main diagrams which provide a concise map view and vertical profile (Figure 1). We’ll look at these in some detail as we fly the approach.