Ashville, NC RWY 34 Obstacle DP

your_dreamguy

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I was wondering if someone could please explain this Obstacle DP on Page 10-9A (backside of the airport diagram) for Ashville (KAVL), NC. It reads:

RWY 34: climb direct KEANS LOM, or climb in visual conditions to cross departure end of runway northbound at or above 5100' direct KEANS LOM, ...

The problems is: The airport elevation is around 2165' MSL. So, if you take-off on RWY 34, how can you cross the departure end of the runway at 5100'??? That is approx. 3000' climb within a few thousand feet (5100-2165).

Anybody?
 

paulsalem

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I was wondering if someone could please explain this Obstacle DP on Page 10-9A (backside of the airport diagram) for Ashville (KAVL), NC. It reads:

RWY 34: climb direct KEANS LOM, or climb in visual conditions to cross departure end of runway northbound at or above 5100' direct KEANS LOM, ...

The problems is: The airport elevation is around 2165' MSL. So, if you take-off on RWY 34, how can you cross the departure end of the runway at 5100'??? That is approx. 3000' climb within a few thousand feet (5100-2165).

Anybody?
You don't have to cross the departure end at 5,100. It is one of two options, if you can't make that climb, then you hold at KEANS.

Notice it says visual conditions, a 172 could climb over the runway to 5,100 visually then proceed to KEANS.

Does that make sense?
 

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Thx 4 the reply. Your post makes sense. However, wouldn't the FAA list something to effect of: "For Rotorcraft ..."
 
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