initial approach fix


Also found in: Acronyms.

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).
References in periodicals archive ?
We had fuel planned to meet the requirements of 3710 (takeoff to destination initial approach fix and to an alternate plus 10 percent or 20 minutes at maximum endurance at 10,000 feet) with not a drop to spare.
Approach control vectored as to the initial approach fix, and we descended to the minimum-vectoring altitude.
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.

Full browser ?