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Old 21st Jan 2017, 21:45
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Originally Posted by tmmorris View Post
Question: is ILS to an airfield nearby followed by 5-10nm of scud running safer than a home made approach flown using a proper approach certified GPS direct to the runway?
It seems to me that would be a choice between two alternatives, both of which are inherently unsafe.

Descending on a published approach to a point from which you are able to proceed VFR to destination is acceptable provided you are sure you will be in VMC until you land, but I would not call that scud running.

Originally Posted by 27/09 View Post
What benefit does the controller provide?
An out if you mess up, particularly if they have radar. Suppose you lose visual reference after the MAP? The serious incident in Gibraltar with a Monarch 757 comes to mind.
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