pilotyip said:could be the interviewers did not know the answer, or your strong points overcame the answer on this question.
flx757 said:An LDA approach, regardless of whether or not it has a GS, is a NON-PRECISION approach.
Period.....End of discussion.
If you ask 3 different POIs or DEs a question about any specific FAR you will likely get 3 different answers!
That may very well be true, however if you consult the AIM or, if you fly for a 121 carrier your ops specs (Para C052), regarding this particular question, you will get the SAME answer. That an LDA is a non-precision approach...glideslope or no glideslope.
There are 3 "precision approach systems"; ILS, GLS, and MLS.
The PAR is also a precision approach but is based on radar.
Once again, and finally...an LDA is a non-precision approach. The fact that there may be a glideslope associated with it does not make it a "precision approach system".