113312 wrote:When you watch the video, it's clear that they flew Final south of the correct course and instead of turning left to align with the runway, had to turn right. Did they use VOR raw data or use a FMS to navigate this approach? Clearly, there was an error in programming, execution or both. Fortunately, they executed a successful missed approach.
zeke wrote:Often the VOR or NDB were located next to the runway, they cannot be on the runway as you would hit it on takeoff or landing. It is the physical offset of the ground transmitter from the runway that results in a slightly offset final approach path, as the aircraft is tracking to the transmitter.
Some airports the transmitter location does not even permit an approach path like the one on the video, pilots need to "circle" I.e. Do a bad weather circuit to a landing.
These days with gps/rnav approaches it is becoming a thing of the past.
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