initial approach fix


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initial approach fix

The fix depicted on an instrument approach procedure chart that identifies the beginning of the initial approach segment. See initial approach (i).
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We continued to the Initial Approach Fix, descended to 3000 feet, switched to CTAF frequency and made normal radio calls.
In the meantime, the copilot contacted ATC and requested an immediate level off at 9,000 feet and clearance direct to the initial approach fix for holding to troubleshoot.
In general, I like to get the airplane stabilized in approach configuration prior to intercepting the inbound course on a vectored or published-transition approach, or before I pass the Initial Approach Fix (IAF) for a full-procedure approach.
Instead, ATC usually vectors a flight to join the final approach course somewhere between the initial approach fix (IAF) and the final approach fix (FAF), or we join an approach segment accompanied by the notation "NoPT.
One is the minimum sector altitude, which provides at least 1000 feet of obstacle clearance within a 25-mile radius of the procedure's associated navigation facility or initial approach fix.
You've just been cleared direct to the initial approach fix (IAF) on an RNAV approach and have also been cleared for the approach.
At 0242, six miles from the approach's initial approach fix, the flight was cleared for the approach.
The basic technique is to cross the final approach fix (FAF), which serves as an initial approach fix (IAF) in this case, then intercept the reciprocal of the inbound ground track.
Once a STAR is active, you fly it to the initial approach fix just like you were flying an approach itself--the GPS makes a STAR a seamless extension of an instrument approach procedure, which is what it is designed to be.

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