Airborne Radar Approaches

When an instrument pilot talks about a "radar approach" he usually means one that's guided by a ground controller using ASR or PAR equipment. But believe it or not, military aircrews have been known to make instrument approaches using their aircraft radar to find the runway. The author made hundreds of these approaches during his military flying career. But don't try this at home, takes top-notch radar and a lot of practice.

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