|Jersey shore looking north from cape may, nj|
|RT 147 N. Wildwood|
I dialed in Philly approach on 119.75 about 10 miles south of the Woodstown vor and requested the ILS RWY 1 approach into Wilmington. I provided our location, altitude and current ATIS info and was provided a squawk code. Mike made the selection for the IAF BlARE, instead of the Vectors To Final (VTF). This choice enables you to still fly vectors to final but provides the added bonus of listing all the IAF's in case approach decides to turn you direct to any of the available points. Why is this important you ask? Having the ability to select direct to any of the points on the approach saves added steps (chug and plug) on the 530 when in fact you may be in the clag and need to be flying the plane.