So the other day I was playing solo just trying out the Kai Tak approach. But I noticed two problems. One was that the red boxes for the approach go straight through a mountain. The other is that I can see the runway through the mountain. Is this a glitch or what?
(This was not a specific route just an approach on solo mode)
This is a known issue that happens when airports are visible through mountains, hopefully will be fixed in a future update. :)
The approach pattern for Kai Tak is actually a base turn on finals. It’s pretty famous too!
I believe the red boxes only provide a straight approach path
I think I heard something about the “I can see the airport through the mountain” issue before. I think it is intended because if they make it not visible, it would cause more problems. Not 100% sure tho.
Yeah I knew about the Kai Tak approach, that’s why I wanted to try it. I also know that the red boxes are always straight but I think it would be a great addition to change them for certain airports, such as Kai Tak. :)
The red boxes are more orientated around ILS approaches (they won’t match the ILS exactly, but will be good enough to get you in at a suitable rate). Some airports, such as this one, will utilise a visual approach as terrain may not permit it to use an ILS approach. This specific approach into Kai Tak is known as the Checkerboard Mountain Approach, which passes over central Hong Kong and turns sharply onto short final to land.
Here’s a video if you’ve never seen it before:
It will take a few tries to get the hang of it, but overall it is a very exciting approach and I would definitely recommend it!
As for seeing airports through mountains, this issue has been around for a while. Hopefully it’ll be fixed in the future.
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