final approach point
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final approach point (FAP)
The point, applicable only to a non-precision approach with no depicted final approach fix—such as an on-airport VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range), where the aircraft is established inbound on the final approach course from the procedure turn and the final approach descent can begin. The FAP serves as the final approach fix and identifies the beginning of the final approach segment.
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