At what altitude do you need to be to intercept the glide slope or does is vary per airport?
It may vary per airport I think.
I usually use 3000 feet agl to 3500 agl. However, other altitudes work too, it’s kind of a preference
The 3000-3500 AGL is pretty standard, but make sure to account for nonstandard glide slopes as well. There are ocassions where it is not 3°, which is why it is a good reason to look at the charts for the ILS to get an accurate intercept based on certain fixes.
I did some snooping on Google, and the FAA has a perfect PDF explaining it:
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