radar vectoring

radar vectoring

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An example of radar vectoring.
i. Provision of navigational guidance to aircraft in the form of specific headings, based on the use of radar (ICAO).
ii. In air interception, it is the guidance of the interceptor onto the target by transmitting the headings and heights that the interceptor should follow to make radar or visual contact with the target.
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65W, at paragraph 7-6-1) and the Aeronautical Information Manual (paragraph 4-1-18) both define basic radar service for VFR aircraft includes safety alerts (see the sidebar on page 8), traffic advisories, limited radar vectoring (on a workload-permitting basis) and sequencing (at locations where procedures have been established).
According to the FAA's Instrument Procedures Handbook, FAA-H-8261-1A, and as discussed above, "When ATC is radar vectoring to the final approach course, or to the intermediate fix as may occur with RNAV standard instrument approach procedures, ATC may specify in the approach clearance "cleared straight-in (type) approach" to ensure that the pilot understands that the procedure turn or hold-in-lieu-of-PT is not to be flown.
It's used by ATC for radar vectoring only upon the controller's determination that an adequate radar return is being received.
Doing it in a quick GA airplane like a Cirrus SR22 still consumes between four and six hours because of all the radar vectoring and ground delays.
When ATC is radar vectoring to the final approach course or to the Intermediate Fix, ATC may specify in the approach clearance 'CLEARED STRAIGHT-IN (type) APPROACH' to insure the procedure turn or hold-in-lieu-of-PT is not to be flown.
But there is also something called an "approach gate" along every final approach course, before the final approach segment, whenever radar vectoring is in progress.