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Approach Trivia

Thu Jul 08, 1999 3:31 am

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
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RE: Approach Trivia

Thu Jul 08, 1999 4:03 am

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

Luis, Faro, Portugal
 
David L
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RE: Approach Trivia

Thu Jul 08, 1999 4:16 am

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

Thu Jul 08, 1999 5:04 am

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
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RE: Trigonmetry

Thu Jul 08, 1999 6:04 am

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
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RE: Trigonmetry

Thu Jul 08, 1999 6:05 am

I'd thought about doing that, BryanG, but aren't some glideslopes 3.5 degrees?
 
David L
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RE: Trigonmetry - Ooops

Thu Jul 08, 1999 6:07 am

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

Thu Jul 08, 1999 7:36 am

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

Thu Jul 08, 1999 7:37 am

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
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RE: Approach Trivia

Thu Jul 08, 1999 7:44 am

im going to guess 1500 ft maybe?

Brian
 
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RE: Approach Trivia

Thu Jul 08, 1999 7:45 am

You're right!!!!!!!!! Good job. Finally someone got it right! Nice job.
 
flyf15
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RE: Approach Trivia

Thu Jul 08, 1999 7:51 am

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.
 
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RE: Approach Trivia

Thu Jul 08, 1999 8:00 am

It's kinda common sense, eh?
 
mirage
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Agree With Flyf15

Thu Jul 08, 1999 8:45 am

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
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RE: Approach Trivia

Thu Jul 08, 1999 12:41 pm

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
 
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RE: Approach Trivia

Thu Jul 08, 1999 1:04 pm

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
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RE: Approach Trivia

Thu Jul 08, 1999 8:19 pm

Any answer that requires access to an Approach Chart is not "common sense". It all kind of fell to bits towards the end there.
 
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Ual1636

Fri Jul 09, 1999 12:15 am

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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