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Bye Bye Back Course.

As suggested in your September 2018 article, "Back to Back," back course approaches can be confusing and are rife with ways a hapless pilot could inadvertently mess things up. Given the prevalence of GPS approaches today, why do we even have back course approaches?

Please note that according to AIC (Aeronautical Information Circular) 17/18 from Nav Canada dated July 19, 2018: "No more back course approaches will be available in Canada after 2018."

Indeed, as I write this, there are only two back course approaches still available. One in Stephenville, NFL and one in Kelowna, BC.

Andre Durocher

Gatineau, QC, Canada

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Title Annotation:READBACK
Author:Durocher, Andre
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Jan 1, 2019
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