So, I'll just say, "Maintain three thousand until procedure turn inbound
. Cleared VOR Runway one eight approach." Using good timing and altitude control, we can work traffic more efficiently.
Nothing seemed amiss until we made the procedure turn inbound
on the VOR approach, at which point we overheard ATC giving approach clearance instructions to a quickly incoming civilian airliner.
YEKUK is a stepdown for the procedure turn inbound
, but if you could manage the descent and not get blown too far north by the winds, you could do the entire turn inside YEKUK.
"You appear to be 200 feet above assigned altitude," or "You haven't yet reported procedure turn inbound
," are examples.
"Procedure turn inbound
" should be reported, when requested, when the course reversal has been completed and the aircraft is established inbound on the intermediate approach segment or final approach course.
Fly the procedure turn inbound
and intercept the final course.
While we're on the subject of reports, it is common for ATC to ask you to report procedure turn inbound
on a full procedure.
I've always cancelled promptly because I have a laminated card with a small clip that I attach to my kneeboard when ATC reminds me to cancel, report the procedure turn inbound
, at a particular waypoint, distance from the airport, or any of the other requested reports.
For you nit-picky pros, flying the procedure turn inbound
, what should your heading be?
In my pre-instrument-rated flying days, I'd hear other traffic report their position on an instrument approach as "King Air Five Six Juliet, five miles out from the outer marker, procedure turn inbound
for the ILS 23 approach." I had no clue where they were (short of within reception range) because they had spoken IFR.
Thus I was really surprised when, in the sidebar entitled, "Where the Heck is Inbound?" he states that he doesn't know where "Procedure Turn Inbound
Though it isn't in the book anywhere, often a pilot will be asked to report "procedure turn inbound
." Where is that precisely?