First of all, congratulations on your website. It´s very interesting.
My doubt is: You are doing a RKPK (Pusan) VOR DME-A approach, circling to land on Runway 18R. You then reach and maintain the MDA 1700 feet. Additionally you have the runway in sight and the lead-in approach lights.
If you follow the lead-in lights and maintaining the MDA (MDH 1687 feet) waiting to intercept the PAPI lights (3º), you will be very high on finals and would be very dangerous to land.
The statement says "If you have the runway, approach lights or environment in sight you can start the descent to the runway".
My question is: If you follow the lead-in approach lights, can you leave the MDA with a normal rate of descent of 500 to 700 fpm without losing sight of the approach lights?
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What does it take to be a pilot? Captain Lim Khoy Hing explains the requirements and shares about life in the skies.
Words: Captain Lim Khoy Hing
“Wow, you’re a pilot? That’s fascinating!” I get this remark quite often. The life of an airline pilot conjures up images of travels to exotic destinations where there are beautiful places to be explored, exciting people to be met and rip-roaring adventures to be had. And these fantasies are exactly why many aspiring pilots chase this dream, which, when viewed this way, can be fraught with disappointments.
Let me give you some insight into this profession. An airline pilot’s primary responsibility is to ensure that he or she flies the plane and its passengers safely from the departure airport to their destination. This is foremost on our minds, before all those dreams of glamour and adventure. Navigating the skies, seeing the world from above and realising what an awesome responsibility we bear in the safe carriage of our precious cargo – our guests – these things drive us to be our best.
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