missed approach point


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missed approach point (MAPt)

That point in an instrument approach procedure at or before which the prescribed missed approach procedure must be initiated to ensure that the minimum obstacle clearance is not infringed. It may be the intersection of an electronic glide path with a decision height; a NAVAID (navigational aid) located on the aerodrome; a suitable fix (e.g., distance-measuring equipment, or DME); or a specified distance beyond the NAVAID or final approach fix, not to exceed the distance from the NAVAID or fix to the nearest boundary of the aerodrome. When the MAPt is defined by a navigational facility or a fix, the distance from the final approach fix (FAF) to the MAPt is normally published as well and may be used for timing to the MAPt. In all cases where timing may not be used, the procedure must be annotated “timing not authorized for defining MAPt.” See missed approach phases.
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NDB pilots have the extra challenge that they must use timing from RQM to determine the missed approach point.
Assuming you've set it up properly, your GPS will track and guide your progress down the final approach course to the missed approach point (MAP).
I've watched pilots fly along for a mile past the missed approach point on a non-precision approach before adding power to start the miss.
One line in the "My Closest Call" sidebar caught my attention: "The Citation should continue at that altitude until the missed approach point (MAP) at the runway threshold and begin a climb straight ahead.
Upon passing the final approach fix, the GPS sequenced to the missed approach point rather than the step-down fix shown on the approach chart.
There are three items of information that are critical for you to know without looking at the approach chart, from the point just outside the Final Approach Fix (FAIT) to the Missed Approach Point (MAP).
0 nm east of the VOR, or in other words, nowhere close to the missed approach point.
Because that made timing from the final approach fix (FAF) to the missed approach point (MAP) easier--timing for 90 knots' groundspeed is included in the table on instrument approach charts.
The GPS suspended waypoint sequencing as soon as you crossed the missed approach point (MAP).
It is not uncommon to reach decision height or get to the missed approach point and not see anything, then begin the missed approach and suddenly see the runway about 400 feet directly below you.