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i. That part of an instrument approach procedure consisting of the first approach to the first navigational facility associated with the procedure, or a predetermined fix (ICAO). This is a procedure in which the aircraft has departed an initial approach fix or point and is maneuvering to enter the intermediate or final approach. It ends at the intermediate fix or point or, where no intermediate segment is established, at the final approach fix or point.
ii. That part of a visual approach of an aircraft immediately prior to arrival over the airfield of destination or over the reporting point from which the final approach to the airfield begins.
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Certainly following the airways and the MEAs, and then descending over an initial approach fix or hold would be best.
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The financial daily cited one of those people as saying the initial approach was made last year, though it wasn't clear which Qatari entity would buy the Bankia stake.
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Boss Martin Jol aims to make a move in the next 48 hours despite an initial approach being rejected by the French club.
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