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    Surveilance Approach

    Hi Thor, Thanks for that information. It sounds that doing an ASR is challenging for controllers. I asked for a "surveillance" approach, although I was given a "no-gyro" approach with timed turns. The no-gyro method was what I actually wanted, as the DG was not functioning properly and the...
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    Surveilance Approach

    Hi Tim, Thanks for your information. I was expecting to be lined up on the runway almost directly. I think I was at least 2 miles at a 45 degree angle from the runway approach lights. Part of my feeling this should be so is I had a friend who got caught in bad weather and went missed on his...
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    Surveilance Approach

    Hi Genot, Thanks. I understand the joke now...Anything to keep the mic open every 10 seconds. I repeated his instructions just so he knew I was hearing him each time in case my track did not reflect that. I think I'm not supposed to say anything. Gomer
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    Surveilance Approach

    Hi Genot, Thanks for the information and for responding. It's good to get an ATC perspective. I was not given the caveat to go missed after 10 seconds of silence. I know your second sentence is a joke, but I don't know enough to understand what the joke is. I think it means the controller was...
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    Surveilance Approach

    Hi All, I had a directional gyro problem and asked for a surveilance approach which I received. I was given turn directions along with START-STOP instructions. Between the STOP and the next START instruction I was given what seem to be comments, "Holding left of course," and "Correcting left of...
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    How Close to Cross an IAF

    Hi Stinger, Thanks for that info. I think you are correct about the MAP being circled. Gomer
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    How Close to Cross an IAF

    Hi Stinger, KFNT approach did not want the HILO. Gomer
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    How Close to Cross an IAF

    Hi NE, Thanks for that info. Gomer
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    How Close to Cross an IAF

    Hi All, My first post. A friend who is an avionics technician told me of the site. I fly a Twin Comanche, N206RG.Cruise is 160 kts; approach is 120 kts. I have enjoyed flying instruments since when it was mostly all steam gauges except for the KNS80 and LORAN. I called it the "Video game of life...