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Saratoga Springs GPS Approach Flown Into Trees  
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 43
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

This is a really fascinating article about the GPS 05 approach into Saratoga Springs, NY (5B2). The PIC followed the published approach procedure, and it led him straight into a tree.


A good reminder to all pilots out there.


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User currently offlineSSTeve From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1107 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

I'm going to guess that 100ft trees that might add 3ft/year would be... white pines? Yikes, though.

User currently offlineflyhossd From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 1409 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

Thanks for posting - that's very interesting, to say the least.

I wonder if the litigation included negligence charges - hard to do against any governmental entity, I know. It seems that the city and the FAA knew about the trees penetrating the approach's airspace.

My statements do not represent my former employer or my current employer and are my opinions only.
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