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LHR Flight Path Angle Calculator

LHR Flight Path Angle Calculator is a simple app to help pilots comply with London Heathrow airport's Constant Descent Arrival procedures for noise abatement

LHR Flight Path Angle Calculator is a simple app to help pilots comply with London Heathrow airport's Constant Descent Arrival procedures for noise abatement

LHR Flight Path Angle Calculator

by Joseph Doniach
LHR Flight Path Angle Calculator

What is it about?

LHR Flight Path Angle Calculator is a simple app to help pilots comply with London Heathrow airport's Constant Descent Arrival procedures for noise abatement. In order to minimize noise, aircraft are required to fly at a constant angle of descent prior to intercepting the final approach course 3° glide slope.

LHR Flight Path Angle Calculator

App Details

Version
1.3
Rating
NA
Size
12Mb
Genre
Navigation
Last updated
January 22, 2017
Release date
January 22, 2017
More info

App Store Description

LHR Flight Path Angle Calculator is a simple app to help pilots comply with London Heathrow airport's Constant Descent Arrival procedures for noise abatement. In order to minimize noise, aircraft are required to fly at a constant angle of descent prior to intercepting the final approach course 3° glide slope.

This app allows pilots to quickly and easily make three inputs: their current altitude, the altitude LHR ATC has cleared them to descend to, and the distance to touchdown given to them by LHR ATC. The app will then display the Flight Path Angle for a constant descent to intercept a 3° glide slope at the cleared altitude, and the pilots can then set the Flight Path Angle in their aircraft's mode control panel.

It is recommended that pilots set an FPA in the mode control panel 0.2° less than the FPA calculated by the app, in order to account for variance in LHR ATC's distance-to-touchdown number.