final approach course


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final approach course

A bearing, radial, or track of an instrument approach leading to a runway or an extended runway centerline, all without regard to distance.
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The last, lovely note is only on the government chart, pointing out that the final approach course is offset by 15.
It will remain there as you're vectored on base, if your controller does a good job when you are given a heading to intercept the final approach course, your final heading will match the top of the displaced course needle.
Without a vector from ATC or additional routing, how can we transition from the hold over LAL with an inbound course of 275 degrees to the VOR/DMA A final approach course of 071 degrees?
Per the Pilot/Controller Glossary: "The gate will be established along the final approach course 1 mile from the final approach fix on the side away from the airport and will be no closer than 5 miles from the landing threshold.
We had the TACAN and final approach course dialed in, and showed very little deviation on the CDI, which caused us to doubt our navigation instruments.
You've been cleared directly to the YKN VOR to fly outbound on the final approach course and perform the course reversal via the HILPT at HUGAT.
Breaking out low and away from the final approach course is wrought with perils, chief among them are obstructions and terrain.
After getting on the final approach course in the basic approach configuration at the MDA, the NACWS failed.
ATC will vector you as with any other approach, but rather than instructions to intercept the final approach course, you'll get one more heading aligning you with the runway.
The three-holer was vectored onto the 300-degree radial of the Armel VOR/DME--which is sited at KIAD and serves as the final approach course for the airport's VOR/DME Runway 12 approach procedure--and given a descent to 7000 feet.
During this time, the strikers had reached the approach corridor, and I was vectored several times across the final approach course for separation from the lowstate aircraft.
The final approach course is 238 degrees, and a look at the localizer frequency box shows it to be about 15 degrees off runway alignment.