approach gate

approach gate

[ə′prōch ‚gāt]
(navigation)
That point on the final approach course which is 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the approach fix on the side away from the airport or 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the landing threshold, whichever is farthest from the landing threshold.

approach gate

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A point on the final approach which is either one mile from the final approach fix on the side away from the airport or five miles from the landing threshold, whichever is farther from the landing threshold.
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If I'm asked to maintain best speed, I use a power setting and airplane configuration that puts me up to 40- to 50-percent above my approach gate speed and, in the case of a retractable gear airplane, just below gear extension/operation speed ([V.sub.LE]/[V.sub.LO]).
These vectors are based on an imaginary point called the "approach gate." Take a look at any final approach fix.
unknown persons approach gate, enter field and by unknown means capture nine sheep.
Workers onboard three jeepneys, said Bayan, tried to approach Gate 3 of the brewery compound but guards blocked them and drove them back to Gate 2.
Photo: Metal-framed, glass-louvered window lets homeowner view visitors from inside courtyard as they approach gate up the front walk
Given the aircraft's position, a turn close to the approach gate (about two miles outside the FAF) was going to be required.
The ugliness can result from many factors: Thunderstorms sitting over an approach gate; an emergency; a runway closure; too much traffic; too few controllers.
An approach gate is an imaginary point ATC uses to vector aircraft to the final approach course.
This is where the concept of the "approach gate" is employed, which the FAA's Instrument Procedures Handbook, FAA-H-8261-1A, defines as "an imaginary point used within ATC as a basis for vectoring aircraft to the final approach course.