A fun approach into Palm Springs! (Spirit A321)

Hey everyone!


So I decided to give myself a challenge. I was going to land the RNAV Runway 13 approach at Palm Springs in low visibility! It was really fun seeing the results ๐Ÿ˜‚


Flight Details

Route: KSFO --> KPSP
Aircraft: Spirit A321
Flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Server: Solo


Enjoy!


Dense fog takes over San Fransisco as Spirit 278 (Made up callsign) gets ready for departure.


Rotating off KSFOโ€™s 01L.



The fog clears up as we cruise at FL300


Starting the Approach into KPSP using the RNAV 13R approach chart!

Chart


Wayyy too close to terrain ๐Ÿ˜… (Was corrected afterwards)


Visibility on Final. Iโ€™d call that CAT III, can you even see the runway?? ๐Ÿ˜€


Alignment with the runway wasnโ€™t the best, but neither was it the worst haha


A greasy (Seriously, and amazing landing) right on the touchdown marks!


Thanks for looking everyone!

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Nope, thats why it says solo ๐Ÿ˜‰ And many thanks!

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It hard too see but it pretty cool

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Well thats fog for ya my friend ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks!

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very cool photos especially the cockpit view!

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Thanks Armani! ๐Ÿ‘Š Much appreciated I love the cockpit one as well!

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Oh๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Didnโ€™t see that bit

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Looks like youโ€™re a bit too much to the left of the runway
Nice pics btw

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RNAV on IF is hard as the waypoints arenโ€™t always perfect aligned with the RCL๐Ÿ‘

Last minute DA corrections are often required

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Exactly what @Inside_Flight said ๐Ÿ‘

Just imagine, youโ€™re relying on the map, when all of the sudden the runway appears to your right at 300ft agl and you immediately turn right to realign with the runway ๐Ÿ˜‚

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So i would suggest not using RNAV if there is CAT I/II/III ILS available. Or a VOR approach๐Ÿ‘

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Did it for fun and a challenge ๐Ÿ˜œ

Yeh. They are very fun๐Ÿ˜

Did one the other day and Brought me too low and 300ft to the left.

VOR approaches are better though๐Ÿ˜‰

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Co-pilot: Minimums, check.

All of a sudden

**Woop Woop, pull up! Woop Woop, pull up!, Too low, terrain, Too low, terrain"

Captain: Damn it Carl! ๐Ÿคฃ

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every IF RNAV approach

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But literally haha ๐Ÿ˜

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I love that Cockpit shot! I remember doing this approach a few months ago when PSP was on the IFATC schedule

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The last one is my favorite

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Thanks man!