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User currently offlineUal1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 612 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.

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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 610 times:

So you think it's easy!
Let me ask you how many stands for aircrafts there are at FAO?

Luis, Faro, Portugal


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 610 times:

Aw, come on Mirage. EVERYONE knows this. Er... I won't spoil it by um... giving away the answer :^)

User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 610 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.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 610 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.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 610 times:

I'd thought about doing that, BryanG, but aren't some glideslopes 3.5 degrees?

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 610 times:

Sorry about that. As you can see, I tried to chicken out of being so adamant!

User currently offlineUal1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 610 times:

Come on you guys its easy. Just look at an approach plate. If you're a pilot this should be simple.

User currently offlineUal1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 610 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.

User currently offlineStlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 610 times:

im going to guess 1500 ft maybe?

Brian


User currently offlineUal1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 610 times:

You're right!!!!!!!!! Good job. Finally someone got it right! Nice job.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 610 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.

User currently offlineUal1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 610 times:

It's kinda common sense, eh?

User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 610 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


User currently offlineDash8 From New Zealand, joined Aug 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 610 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


User currently offlineDC-10MAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 610 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

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 610 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.

User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (15 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 610 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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