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IAD Approach  
User currently offlineOrfsurfer From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 12 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

I was flying UA into IAD, from FRA, and listening to channel 9. The pilots were told to plan for the Hyper-one approach. What is this approach?

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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

HYPER1 is a STAR into IAD.

http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KIAD/STAR/HYPER+ONE+(RNAV)

[Edited 2006-03-20 02:56:11]


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User currently offlineSaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1610 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

As Flyingbronco05 says, it is an arrival route to IAD. A STAR is a "Standard Terminal Arrival Route" and is designed to get an airplane close to the airport without much assistance from ATC. It is not an approach, per se, but an arrival route. From the end of the arrival route ATC will give vectors, turns and altitude changes, to the crew to line them up with the final approach, usually an ILS.


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