Can You Fly The North Pole RNAV Approach To Runway 18?

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Can You Fly The North Pole RNAV Approach To Runway 18?

Unread post by avjhb » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:01 am

I used to be indecisive but now I’m not so sure..
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Re: Can You Fly The North Pole RNAV Approach To Runway 18?

Unread post by GL » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:55 am

The answer has to be 'yes' as once past the pole (at the threshold?) all headings are 180. But the approach will be helluva tricky to fly as a True Heading
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Re: Can You Fly The North Pole RNAV Approach To Runway 18?

Unread post by Iceberg » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:03 pm

The magnetic North Pole is quite some distance from the true North Pole. So there should be no issues :D
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