BAR HARBOR, MAINE, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22

Flying|April 2020

BAR HARBOR, MAINE, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22
Whether you’re flying to the Maine coastline to add your name to the list of the 3 million annual visitors to Acacia National Park or to try to decide which restaurants really are the 10 best for lobster in the region, you might come face to face with the RNAV (GPS) Runway 22 for an approach into Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (KBHB).
Rob Mark and Jason Blair

Coastal influences here usually prevent winter temperatures from dropping down into the single-digit range common in the rest of Maine, but pilots should keep in mind that KBHB receives an average of 60 inches of snow. In May and June, there can also be dense coastal fog to plague unwary pilots.

A. STANDARD T-BAR IAF POINTS

Whenever possible, GPS approaches are developed using a “T-Bar” shape. In this case, the final approach course is 224 degrees inbound with initial approach fix points CARDA and DIRNE to the northwest and southeast that require no more than 90-degree turn inbound and eliminate the need for a turn around the holding pattern.

B. DIFFERING GLIDESLOPES

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April 2020