Descending question

I am currently flying to Spokane, and the altitude of that airport is 2,384 feet. When I descend, should I put my altitude at or around 2,000 feet?

How far away are you?

If you put your alt on 2000 you will crash into the ground at some point.
Field elevation + 2500 at the end of the localizer is where you should be for landing. (So 4500 ft)

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I already started to descend, but at the time of me writing this I and around 50nm away

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i guess you should but it at around 3500 or 4500

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I’d say 3500 is usually the best for approaching, and you can either use APPR (if it’s available) or approach manually from there.

Edit: especially because the airport is over 2k feet

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Thanks everybody!

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No problem, hope you land safely

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If you want to have VNAV take you down to the runway input the altitude for your very last fix, (likely the “RWxx”) 10-20ft higher than your airport elevation. So 2,384ft elevation, I’d make that last waypoint 2400ft. Round up to the next 10th foot, and add 20ft. 🙂

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