Friday, February 04, 2005

A new approach

My small home airstrip, Cherry Ridge Airport (N30) near Honesdale, PA, has a new published instrument approach procedure! The new plate came out in the most recent update, and shows the GPS approach to runway 36, landing to the north.

This means that instrument-rated pilots with appropriate GPS units can make a blind approach to landing, in conditions down to a 700-foot overcast. This is a useful thing for our little hole in the trees. The approach guides you from the initial approach fix, an imaginary point in the air called "TALLI", to the final fix, "AYUKU" over Lake Wallenpaupack.

So, as Ron quipped in his email, "TALLI-ho!" 13 miles to home...