instrument approach procedure


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instrument approach procedure

[′in·strə·mət a¦prōch prə‚sē·jər]
(navigation)
A series of predetermined maneuvers for the orderly transfer of an aircraft under instrument flight conditions from the initial approach to a landing, or to a point from which a landing can be made visually.

instrument approach procedure

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A series of predetermined maneuvers by reference to flight instruments with protection from obstacles from the initial approach fix, or where applicable, from the beginning of a defined arrival route to a point from which a landing can be completed and thereafter, if a landing is not completed, to a position at which holding or en-route obstacle clearance criteria apply (ICAO). The instrument approach charts indicate these procedures.
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2) If no instrument approach procedure has been published in part 97 of this chapter .
The Air Force Accident Investigation Board concluded that the 86th Wing failed for a variety of reasons, including failure of command to comply with governing directives from higher headquarters, aircrew errors, and improperly designed instrument approach procedures (Report 1996, 71).
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.
When we're flying GA into smaller airports, we tend to request and fly an instrument approach procedure if the weather requires it, or simply cancel IFR and land visually in good weather.
Both references agree the procedure is only available at airports reporting ground visibility of one statute mile or more and having a standard (published) or special instrument approach procedure.
177, maintain the last altitude assigned to that pilot until the aircraft is established on a segment of a published route or instrument approach procedure unless a different altitude is assigned by ATC.
A procedure turn is a way to align the airplane with the final approach course of an instrument approach procedure.
1 defines an Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) as "a series of predetermined maneuvers by reference to flight instruments with specified protection from obstacles and assurance of navigational signal reception capability.
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.
The optimised instrument approach procedures at Deadhorse Airport are expected to increase schedule reliability while also reducing fuel burn, CO2 emissions and flight time.
The flight was a local training mission to further the Reserve crew's proficiency in tactical and instrument approach procedures as well as combat offloading and night-vision goggle use.
3 miles from the ship, a distance closer than is required by Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) instrument approach procedures.