I-11 question: VCV missed approach

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I-11 question: VCV missed approach

Postby FourMikeRomeo » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:56 am

Hey all, the I-11 put a bit of a question in my mind. I passed the exam, so apparently what I did was good enough, but I wanted to get confirmation that this is correct thinking.

I flew the VOR/DME RWY 17 down to MDA for a straight-in approach and then level at the MDA until 2.1 DME. Then I went missed: climb to 3500, then climbing right turn to 6000 via heading 300 to intercept the VCV-269 radial outbound to ETHER.

Trouble is, when I turned right to 300, I was still north of the VOR. I only realized this as I rolled out on heading 300, so I turned around and headed southwest to intercept. If this was a mistake, it wasn't a big enough one for the examiner to fail me, as I soon got handed off to approach and canceled IFR.

It seems like this approach is slightly jet-biased. A big jet at a final approach speed of 145 knots is definitely going to wind up south of the VOR by the time he climbs up to 3500. But my little Panthera, approaching at 78 knots, turns on a dime (by comparison) over the runway threshold, and then the missed approach doesn't really make sense as published.

I look back on this and I think I should have realized, during the initial climb phase of the missed, that I was still north of the VOR. Then I would have just made the climbing right turn to intercept the radial from the north, ignoring the 300 heading directive. Does that sound right?
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Re: I-11 question: VCV missed approach

Postby Keith Smith » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:40 am

Yep, that sounds right. I think I was the test conductor on this flight as it rings a bell.

Tricky one for sure.
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