On the ILS into KTEB, DANDY has a mandatory altitude
of 1500 feet.
ALTITUDES 5500 Mandatory Altitude 2500 Minimum Altitude 4300 Maximum Altitude 3000 Recommended Altitude 5000 Mandatory Block 3000 Altitude When formally cleared for the approach by ATC, you are permitted--and expected--to fly in accordance with mandatory altitudes.
* Mandatory altitudes are underscored and overscored, and are required to be flown in that depicted segment.
An altitude depicted with a line both above and below is a mandatory altitude
. An altitude listed with a line only below is a minimum altitude, like the one on the first page of the article.
This procedure features a mandatory altitude of 1,500 at DANDY, as shown by the lines above and below the altitude.
Mandatory altitudes are easy to spot on approach plates.
If a DP includes mandatory altitudes
for certain portions, that altitude will not be included in your clearance.
on a glideslope are rare, but usually are for separation with traffic arriving at nearby airports (in this case, KSFO).
I would declare an emergency by squawking 7700, descend as to cross the mandatory altitudes
stated on my assigned arrival, fly the approach looking for a green light and land.
The Gardner Four arrival into Boston (not pictured) includes several mandatory altitudes
. True or False: Even though the arrival is in your clearance, since you're NORDO you're not responsible for meeting the crossing restrictions on the arrival.
With few exceptions, the altitudes published on our instrument approach plates are minimum altitudes, not mandatory altitudes
. The majority of approach clearances include statements like, "...
But now the reality of getting established on a back-course localizer in bumpy clouds has you behind the curve and working hard to meet the mandatory altitudes
on the stepdowns.