[jhb_airlines] Team's opinion?

  • From: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Dodds)
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 10:21 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

If anyone has a chance to look at the Biggin Hill approach plate 
for the ILS to runway 21, I have the following query.

Assume that you are going to fly the procedure, and not receive 
Is approaching the initial approach fix (ALKIN) on a heading of 
243 degrees the only permitted approach, or could you, say, route 
overhead BIG VOR at "some altitude above the ATZ" and make a 
descending turn inbound at about 8 or 9 DME to arrive at the IAF 
on heading 243 and at altitude 1800ft on the QNH.  Put another 
way I suppose, is the IAF the official start of the procedure, or 
does it start when on heading 243 en route to the IAF?


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