Chart Wise: Training and Technique

Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL) now holds the title of “that fantastic little airport by the lake,” a slogan once reserved for the now-defunct Chicago Meigs Field (CGX). BKL gets lots of use by corporate and private aircraft by offering easy access to downtown Cleveland, the football stadium, the aquarium and, of course, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sitting downwind from Lake Erie, BKL is a regular target for fog and lake-effect snow, weather that demands an instrument approach.

While BKL is equipped with parallel runways, the airport offers only two approaches, an ILS and an RNAV GPS, both to Runway 24. With that knowledge, here are a few key points to note when considering the use of the RNAV GPS approach to Runway 24R.

Scroll over the interactive image below for details.

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