Back to Basics - Series 4, Lesson 4

Instrument Rating

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.

Back to Basics -  Flying an NDB approach.
Back to Basics - Flying an NDB approach. Peter Stark

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.

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