I need some detailed information about approaches into LAX from
the east. I am currently building a flight simulation where I am
employed of an approach and landing at LAX using DEM and
digital ortho imagery (on a Microstation SE platform for those
who care). The simulation flight is going to start 5 miles from
The problem is I don't exactly how aircraft make an approach
into LAX. Do they arrive in a stair step pattern, dropping and
maintaning specific altitudes in 1000ft intervals or do they arrive
in a slope fashion, constantly decreasing their altitude?
So what I need is detailed information about a typical
approach into LAX. Beginning from 5 miles away, I need to know
at what altitudes are flow and for how long (distances given from
the airport would help greatly) and at what point (and altitude) does
the pilot begin descending at a certain rate until touchdown?
The more real I can make this the better the chance the FAA would
be interested in it and maybe I can get some $$$ to get additional
imagery and build some more simulations for other airports. I can't
seem to find anything on the web about this, so I'd thought I'd
Thanks in advance!