Approach procedures are named according to the type of navigation system used to provide lateral guidance in the final approach segment
(such as VOR, NDB, ILS, LOC, or RNAV).
The autopilot/navigation system combination has no way of knowing how fast your airplane will climb on the missed approach segment
because performance will vary dramatically based on airplane weight, environmental conditions and your piloting technique.
Transfemoral approach segment
is expected to dominate the market through the forecast period and is anticipated to be the most lucrative segment.
It also assists the flight crew in properly timing the deceleration to final approach speed, configuring the aircraft for landing and properly spacing aircraft on the final approach segment
just prior to landing.
With our approach segment
validation becomes as easy as using conjoint analysis.
Further, once you're cleared for the approach and on an approach segment
, you're expected to follow the vertical and lateral guidance as published.
When the weather's at minimums, is the final approach segment
really the best time to call Unicom about the rental car?
COSUV marks the beginning of the final approach segment
on the full ILS--note the lightning bolt.
For example, you must be established on all required segments of each IAP (initial, intermediate and final approach segments
, but curiously not the missed approach segment
) if you fly the whole approach.
Misinterpreting this rule might have prompted the following addition to AC 90-66, "pilots conducting instrument approaches should be particularly alert for other aircraft in the pattern so as to avoid interrupting the flow of traffic, and should bear in mind they do not have priority over other VFR traffic." The confusion could arise from final approach to land versus final approach segment