There are countless airports without instrument approach procedures
, meaning you can't even get a contact approach to them.
Jeppesen, Sanderson, Inc., a commercial publishing house, reformats, translates, and publishes instrument approach procedures
utilized by air traffic controllers in the host nation.
(1) If an instrument approach procedure
has been published in part 97 of this chapter, or a special instrument approach procedure
has been issued by the Administrator to the operator, for that airport, the following minima:
A three-page Information for Operators (InFO 15012, "Logging Instrument Approach Procedures
(IAP)," dated September 8, 2015) guidance document is available on the FAA's Web site, detailing "the conditions that permit logging" an instrument approach procedure
Instrument approach procedures
leave little margin for error, so it's essential that pilots and controllers have the same expectations about how they are to be flown.
Instead of thinking of an instrument approach procedure
(IAP) as a single procedure from an initial approach fix (IAF) through the missed approach point (MAP) to the missed approach holding fix.
There are three ways to arrive at an airport when operating under IFR: a standard instrument approach procedure
(IAP), a visual approach and a contact approach.
It's your responsibility as pilot-in-command to adhere to instrument approach procedure
requirements, including understanding when they're not authorized.
COUPLED APPROACH NOT AUTHORIZED Some instrument approach procedures
include a note stating a coupled approach is not authorized (NA).
But he said the NTSB would be looking closely into "UPS's instrument approach procedures
" and how it typically went about guiding a large cargo hauler to touchdown on Birmingham-Shuttleworth's Runway 18.
The TSB is now asking Transport Canada (TC) to require that approach charts used by pilots to depict the optimal path to be flown rather than the line joining the obstacle clearance altitudes which is currently shown and that the stabilised constant descent angle approach technique be used by Canadian operators that conduct non-precision instrument approach procedures