|Event:||Multi 25 June 2016|
What is a VOR/DME Approach?
This week’s multi we have been asked by General Motors to bring assembly parts for the Chevrolet Sonic to Saltillo Mexico. The Assembly Plant is located 11km away in Ramos Arizpe. It has been in operation since 1981 and has run into a problem with inferior quality parts from a supplier already on level 2 containment. If these pparts do not arrive by Sunday General Motors will have no choice but to have production stopped until parts arrive at the plant.
Our job is to take off from Houston and fly to Saltillo to deliver the parts to trucks in waiting at the airport. From there we will fly back to Houston. If you wish you can make as many runs back and forth as you wish. You will be paid in CVA-coin (something like Bitcoin but different).
When you get Saltillo, please note it is a very special approach. It is a VOR/DME . For those whom may not know the VOR (VHF Omni Directional Radio Range) is used and DME (Distance Measuring Equipment). To give you a simplified answer, you basically track the SLW VOR radial inbound (no lower than 10000 feet) then track the tear drop to the runway descend to 7700 until you are 10 miles out from SLW turn to final. After a right hand turn to the final approach for the localizer, descend down to be 6800 feet 7 miles out from SLW. Then descend to Minimum Descent Altitude 5200 feet (MDA) until reaching the missed approach point at 5000 feet. The missed approach point and final approach fix, in most cases, is identified by using DME. If you do not see the runway or the approach lights at the missed approach point, you go missed. There isn't a glide slope for a VOR approach; therefore it is a non-precision approach. Good training run.
Be careful in 2008 there was a DC9 from Hamilton with 3 tons of auto parts that crashed.
KIAH – MMIO
PSX5 PSX CRP J22 NLD UJ40 SLW
01:18 Flight Time
MMIO – KIAH
GABLA V39 NLD J22 PSX HAMMU1
01:05 Flight Time
|Scheduled Start Time: (GMT)||0:30|