How To Intercept and Fly DME Arcs
DME Arcs may seem scary to new instrument pilots, but given a few quick and easy tips they can be as easy as tracking any course.
A DME Arc is just another way to intercept a final approach course. Most approaches use procedure turns or vectors to get a pilot on the final approach course. However, sometimes due to rising terrain and other obstacles it isn’t always possible to safely make a procedure turn.
In this lesson we’ll explore how to intercept a DME Arc from both the inside and outside of the arc. We’ll also look at the simple way to keep on course while flying an arc and how to slightly adjust for drift. You will also see how keeping situational awareness is key while flying the arc.
This is a good premise, following the FAA Hanbook and trying to clarify BUT – the execution is not up to standard. The reference heading is incorrect as noted by the voice over. From that point the lesson is lost. This would be a great lesson if the video is re-done correctly. Remember the first impression is the one that stays with the student…Incorrect information is negative learning…