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).
When the weather's at minimums, is the final approach segment
really the best time to call Unicom about the rental car?
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.
COSUV marks the beginning of the final approach segment
on the full ILS--note the lightning bolt.
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
While you're on downwind, look ahead and below and visualize the final approach segment
. I used to tell my students, while on downwind, to look at the runway and use it as a yardstick to select a point on the ground to begin the final segment.
The title of the approach indicates what equipment is required to fly the final approach segment
The final approach segment
begins on the FAC 10 nm out.
Nav 2 becomes a backup for the final approach segment
When conducted in IMC and the aircraft transitions from IMC to VMC on the IAP's final approach segment
prior to or upon reaching MDA or DA/DH.
During the final approach segment
pilots reference minimums and the missed approach.
As a result of this accident, the vertical descent angle (VDA) for the final approach segment
of non-precision approaches began to be included on published instrument approach procedures.