I need some advice on best method to line-up with runway.
I am flying the cirrus sr22 and using GPS to get me to my destination, I often struggle when I get to my destination, many variables can come into play, be it weather conditions, small airfield so hard to spot, or I come in at the wrong angle.
Normally I just fly straight over it and circle to get my bearings. Often these airports are non controlled as well.
I think I understand the runway numbers now and how they match compass bearing, so for example runway 23 would be a heading of 230? Not sure how accurate that is and I guess to get precise heading I need to look at runway chart, but I think its rough guide.
Is it best to find a waypoint say 5nm out that lines me up with the runway and then set the heading manually for the runway?