308 Vectors to Final, Activate Approach and other Listener Questions + GA News

Aviation News Talk podcast

29-12-2023 • 1 hr 7 mins

Max talks about why controllers in the U.S. use vectors for approaches far more often than in other countries. He also shares listener feedback on why flying own navigation may be less work than getting vectors to final. He addresses misconceptions about the Activate Approach command and exactly what it does. He also talks about the importance of keeping your GPS navigator synch with your present position. He also talks about how to Activate a Leg of a flight plan and the four common errors he sees pilots make when activating a leg. He also reads listener email, including about how ATC issues headings to establish a track, not a heading, that’s less than 30 degrees from final approach course.

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