Can You Fly an LDA Approach

December, 11, 2020 by

A question that has come up a few times is whether or not you can fly an LDA approach in Infinite Flight. This sentence has probably caused a few of you to ask what is an LDA approach, so I’ll start with that. At its core, an LDA approach is a LOC approach that is offset more than 30 degrees to its runway. Flying one would just be an approach with a turn at the very end. Seems simple, right? Wrong.

Unfortunately they don’t appear to be supported in Infinite Flight at the moment. While it is possible that LDA approaches exist, I haven’t confirmed this. It seems that there is no way to add an offset localizer in the nav files. If there is, I haven’t found out how. So in short, right now, you cannot fly an LDA approach in Infinite Flight.

Ryan Epps is a writer for the IFATC Education Group. He is also a commercial pilot, flight instructor, and helps run the Airport Editing Team, currently as an Airport Editing Manager.