Tue, 03 Jan 2012
at Al Bateen Executive Airport,
United Arab Emirates
we use lido (lufthansa nav charts) o/b instd of jepps , so this mosque ( Sheikh Zayed) is NOT mentioned or drawn somehow in our app and facility charts . On a night apprch with good visibility to rw31 OMAD I was not expecting to see the minaret above the level of our wingtip (A321) to my left at a distance of approx 250meters which was not incld in our briefing naturally in this case .We were on the glidepath 0.80nm to the rw31 tdz which we were approx. 250agl or some higher maybe ,and the top of the minaret is declared as 350ft or so by wikipedia . So that 's why the MDA is declared as more than 500agl and vis of 2000m for CAT1 ils , I came to the point that even for good visibility needs more outside scan and localizer or other navigation accuracy has to be judged MORE carefully before and during the approach.
Take off weight for catC a/c is well regulated down to 70ies ( tons) for a a/c with normal max 89tons for rw13 and also for rw31 down to 80ies .
Now I am looking for the UAE aips , I hope that they are easily reachable thru the net. DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO OR EXPERIENCE ABOUT THIS ISSUE ?
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