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YorkiesWorld

Is this the correct approach altitude to KLAS?

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Hi guys,

 

At the moment I'm on my way to KLAS (Las Vegas) from Miami in the 777.

 

I took a look at the approach charts for runway 1L and it appears as though the glide slope is at 7000 feet?

 

Am I right in reading that? I got the chart from http://uk.flightaware.com/resources/airport/LAS/IAP/ILS+OR+LOC_DME+RWY+01L/pdf

 

Am I reading that wrong or is that the actual altitude to be at to capture the glide slope etc?

 

I'm still getting used to reading and understanding the charts so just want a bit of clarification.

 

Cheers!

-YorkiesWorld

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You intercept the GS at 5300 denoted by the lightning bolt arrow. You do need to be at 7000 or above at TRREY then 6300 or above at CODNO due to high terrain in the area.

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Just a reminder, though you might be able to capture the glideslope before the FAP (Final Approach Point, or the Maltese Cross on the chart), you are not officially in the final portion of the approach until that point. Most autopilot systems will allow you to capture the glideslope before hand, but depending on the approach you may still be required to follow the altitude restrictions before that point. 

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Also typical weather at KLAS runways 19L/R and 25L/R are used for arriving and departing. Runway 1L/R and the 7's are only used when winds are high and favoring those directions. 

 

Typically you'd fly the visual or ILS to 25L or the RNAV to 19L/R under normal conditions. 

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