On behalf on our client HyLife Foods, Direct Approach was commissioned to design two new RNAV GNSS approaches for Neepawa Manitoba. The Neepawa airport is located approximately 26 nautical miles north east of Brandon, and 90 nm west of Winnipeg. It has a single paved and lighted runway 3508 ft in length.
Two standard “T” style GPS “LNAV” approaches were designed, one to either runway end. The proposed approach minima for the RNAV (GNSS) RWY 04 is approximately 540 feet HAT (height above touchdown), while the RNAV (GNSS) RWY 22 approach HAT is slightly lower at approximately 450 ft.
Direct Approach completed the standard flight verification on December 19th 2011. The approaches will now be submitted for publication in the Canada Air Pilot (CAP). These approaches, once published by Nav Canada, will provide improved all weather access into Neepawa, and not only for HyLife’s current flight operations, but for all IFR capable flights.
Direct Approach congratulates HyLife on their significant efforts to improve the efficiency of their flight operations, as well as to improve their overall flight safety through establishing these new IFR GNSS approaches!
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