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 Approach Trivia
 Ual1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted Wed Jul 7 1999 20:31:20 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 758 times:

 What is the assigned glide slope altitude at 5.4 nm for runway 25L at LAX? Somebody please get this right, it is sooo easy.
 Mirage From Portugal, joined exactly 17 years ago today! , 3125 posts, RR: 13 Reply 1, posted Wed Jul 7 1999 21:03:45 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 So you think it's easy! Let me ask you how many stands for aircrafts there are at FAO? Luis, Faro, Portugal
 David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9646 posts, RR: 42 Reply 2, posted Wed Jul 7 1999 21:16:07 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 Aw, come on Mirage. EVERYONE knows this. Er... I won't spoil it by um... giving away the answer :^)
 BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 453 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted Wed Jul 7 1999 22:04:24 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 This can be figured out with trigonometry. I don't have a tangent table handy, but the altitude will be the opposite side of the 3.0 degree angle tht the glidescope makes with the ground. The base of the triangle would be 5.4 miles.
 David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9646 posts, RR: 42 Reply 4, posted Wed Jul 7 1999 23:04:27 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 I'd thought about doing that, BryanG, but not all glideslopes are 3.0 degrees. I know of some that are 3.5 degrees (not off-hand, of course). I think Prestwick might be 3.5 degrees.
 David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9646 posts, RR: 42 Reply 5, posted Wed Jul 7 1999 23:05:28 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 I'd thought about doing that, BryanG, but aren't some glideslopes 3.5 degrees?
 David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9646 posts, RR: 42 Reply 6, posted Wed Jul 7 1999 23:07:26 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 Sorry about that. As you can see, I tried to chicken out of being so adamant!
 Ual1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 00:36:50 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 Come on you guys its easy. Just look at an approach plate. If you're a pilot this should be simple.
 Ual1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 00:37:19 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 Come on you guys its easy. Just look at an approach plate for 25L at LAX. If you're a pilot this should be simple.
 Stlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 00:44:28 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 im going to guess 1500 ft maybe? Brian
 Ual1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 00:45:57 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 You're right!!!!!!!!! Good job. Finally someone got it right! Nice job.
 Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 00:51:31 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 How 'bout providing us with the needed approach plate next time aye? I'd sure like to ask you some "easy" questions about the airports in my area... but it'd be a waste of my time.
 Ual1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 01:00:40 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 It's kinda common sense, eh?
 Mirage From Portugal, joined exactly 17 years ago today! , 3125 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 01:45:46 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 I agree with Flyf15. That trivias are just waste of time and space. I could make lots of easy questions about FAO airport, but for what??? Most of the people in this forum don't even live in LA. I know I know....if you don't like the question don't reply to it, but it's also common sense not to make such specific questions about one specific airport, eh? Luis, Faro, Portugal
 Dash8 From New Zealand, joined Aug 2005, 16 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 05:41:50 UTC (16 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 756 times:

 I don't get it. I have a chart dated 21FEB97. It says at 7.4 DME ILAX (5.4 nm from the runway, because you at 2 DME ILAX upon touchdown) you should be at 1892 feet. This is the LIMMA intersection. Am I looking at the wrong plate or am I missing something ? Dash8
 DC-10MAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 06:04:10 UTC (16 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 Finally... someone who knows how to read an approach plate. Good job DASH8. LIMMA is the OM which is 7.4DME from ILAX where the threshhold is 2DME from ILAX making LIMMA 5.4DME from the TDZ(to summarise DASH8). The chart I referenced is the latest version dated 2/98.ADIOS
 David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9646 posts, RR: 42 Reply 16, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 13:19:03 UTC (16 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 Any answer that requires access to an Approach Chart is not "common sense". It all kind of fell to bits towards the end there.
 Gnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted Thu Jul 8 1999 17:15:12 UTC (16 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 756 times:

 I think that perhaps Ual1636 has too much time on his hands during his summer break. I'm busting a gut here looking at these replies. !Es muy divertido!
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