Flt No. SP8912
Location: Minneapolis/Saint Paul Int'l (KMSP)
Weather: 2000 Overcast, Visibility 2mi, Winds calm.
S.P.A. Flight Engineer / Commuter Captain II Checkride:
To demonstrate your proficiency in:
- Handling your first jet
- 3 X 1 Descent Profile
- NDB Approach*
- Procedure Turn
- "Time" to Missed
LESSON: * See Navigation listed under Ground School.
Recommend you read "NDB Procedures" in the Navigation section prior
to attempting this flight.
You will need a copy of the approach plate for:" NDB RWY 6R @
Get the approach plate from: myairplane.com
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MSP to DQN(VOR) to DAY (114.5 / Dayton,
OH> VOR) to Bruny NDB (315) for NDB Runway 6R Approach.
FL270 then Descend to cross DQN @ 6000 feet @ 250 kts.
Remember to slow to 250 kts at 10,000 feet before
continuing the descent to 6000 feet. Use the 3x1 rule - start your descent at about 63nm from DQN.
- After passing the DQN VOR
fly outbound on the DQN165R/10.6nm to arrive over the Bruny
NDB. Descend to 3000 feet after passing the VOR.
- Passing "Bruny NDB" turn right to HDG 247° / lower flaps
to first position & slow to 180 kts. Note
the "time" & fly outbound for one minute.
- Set your course selector
to 067° > as a reminder for your inbound course.
- After one minute, turn right
to HDG 292° > note "time", and fly out for one minute.
- After one minute, turn
left to HDG 112° & lower flaps to position "2" & slow to
- When ADF needle points to
080° > turn left to your inbound course of 067°.
- When established inbound on the 067
descend to 2700 feet.
- When passing the NDB
(needle swing) lower landing gear & flaps to position 3 & start
descent at a rate of 800 fpm. Note "time" > Slowly
reduce speed to "Ref" over runway end.
- NDB is 5.8 nm from runway
- At 150 kts
your "time" to missed approach point is 2:19 minutes (Time it !)
- Your "MDA" is
1480 feet ( airport elevation is 1009 feet)
- CAUTION: When "wind" is a factor, an NDB
approach becomes much more complicated. You must mentally figure your
"bearing" information at all times as the ADF needle only points
to the "station" & does NOT allow for wind drift.
- RECOMMENDATION: Read the
section on NDB procedures in the "Navigation" pages, then try
this lesson again with a 10 knot cross wind.
Welcome To Dayton!