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    Worlds Longest Approach

    A US company has finished certification on the world's longest RNP RNAV approach to a new airport in the mountains of Tibet. (ZUNZ)

    The new Linzhi airport is at an elevation of 9,670 feet, and due to the surrounding mountainous terrain, could not be served by ground-based nav aids. Therefore, the Chinese government commissioned the development of an RNP approach, and the one that was developed has a winding approach path 95 miles long, with 108 waypoints. Watch this video of the first jet approach into the airport just this month:

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    I just showed this to a pilot friend of mine. His reaction " Yikes! I'd like to be able to see the mountain I should fly around!.". very impressive

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