FLIGHT TRAINING PUBLICATION (FLIP) STUDENT GUIDE
Example: What should the rate of descent be to stay on a 3° glideslope for a PAR to runway
36? The rate of descent will depend on groundspeed. With an approach speed of 115 KIAS and
wind from the north at 10 KTS:
Groundspeed + 115 KIAS 10 Knot Headwind = 105 Knots
105 knots is not listed in the descent table so interpolate between 90 and 120 knots for a
3.0° angle of descent.
Answer: Rate of Descent on glidepath should be 525 fpm.
An Instrument Approach Procedure Chart consists of four parts:
MINIMA SECTION, and
The designation of the particular Instrument Approach Procedure is in the upper and lower left-
hand portion of the chart. This identifies the procedure from all others. The airport name along
with the city and state where the field is located, is in the upper and lower right-hand portion of
the chart. Refer to the example in Figure 7-19 while reading the following discussion of