Orlando Apopka Airport to get Instrument Approach

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For the last 10 years I’ve heard pilots at Orlando Apopka Airport (Orlando Country Airport way back when) say they wished the airport had an instrument approach. Well, drum roll please, the time is here. On September 20, 2012, Class E Airspace will be established over X04. It is my assumption that the approach will be take effect at the same time. It appears it will be a circling RNAV approach with a 700’ MDA based on what I have found so far. Although I have only a few details on the approach itself, here is a link to the FAA notice: Establishment of Class E Airspace; Apopka, FL The class E airspace will begin at 700’ AGL within a 6.8-mile radius of the airport.

I’m excited to get out and fly the new approach, how about you??

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