North winds and Teter­boro’s ILS Run­way 6

CHART WISE

Flying - - CONTENTS - By Rob Mark and Ja­son Blair

NORTH WINDS CAN QUICKLY TURN TETER­BORO’S ILS RUN­WAY 6 INTO A CHAL­LENG­ING CIR­CLING AP­PROACH

Teter­boro is one of the busiest busi­ness avi­a­tion air­ports in the United States, han­dling 178,000 take­offs and land­ings an­nu­ally, many on IFR flight plans. Most run­ways of­fer a straight-in ap­proach, ex­cept Run­way 1. KTEB’s prox­im­ity to nearby Ne­wark Lib­erty means the best ap­proach avail­able to Run­way 1 is the ILS Run­way 6, cir­cle to land Run­way 1.

Cir­cling ap­proaches can be chal­leng­ing, as a Lear­jet 35A crew trag­i­cally learned in May. They failed to be­gin the cir­cling ma­neu­ver early enough, and the air­craft crashed near the ap­proach end of Run­way 1. Ob­sta­cles, such as a tower nearly 700 feet high sit­ting just east of the fi­nal ap­proach fix, where jet air­craft of­ten be­gin the cir­cling ma­neu­ver, add to the pres­sure of this ap­proach at KTEB.

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Nav­i­gat­ing to PATRN dur­ing a missed ap­proach can be con­fus­ing if the pi­lot is not pre­pared be­cause the in­ter­sec­tion can be iden­ti­fied by any of four dif­fer­ent VORs.

Sol­berg VOR (SBJ) is a com­mon feeder route to this ap­proach when it’s tied to the JAIKE THREE (RNAV) ar­rival. The pi­lot is ex­pected to re­main at 2,100 feet msl un­til cross­ing SBJ VOR and then de­scend to 2,000 feet msl un­til reach­ing VINGS in­ter­sec­tion.

The pi­lot is re­quired to cross DANDY in­ter­sec­tion at the manda­tory 1,500 feet msl al­ti­tude.

A pi­lot cross­ing VINGS should plan that they will not re­main at 2,000 feet msl un­til glides­lope in­ter­cep­tion. On a missed ap­proach, the air­craft should climb to 1,000 feet msl be­fore turn­ing left to in­ter­cept the 335 ra­dial of the KTEB VOR, and then to PATRN (un­less oth­er­wise vec­tored by ATC).

Air­craft on the ap­proach must de­scend to 1,500 feet msl be­fore reach­ing DANDY and then de­scend no lower than 1,300 feet msl un­til the LOM, where glides­lope in­ter­cep­tion should oc­cur.

When cir­cling to land, note 2 in­di­cates ma­neu­ver­ing north­west of the air­port is not au­tho­rized. Cir­cling to Run­ways 1, 24 or 19 would be east of the Run­way 6 fi­nal ap­proach course.

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