- The approach from or over which a final approach under IFR (instrument flight rules) to an airport is executed. This is on a projected centerline three to five miles (5–8 km) from the threshold.
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Initial approach fix — The Initial Approach Fix is the point where the initial approach segment of an instrument approach begins. An instrument approach procedure may have more than one Initial Approach Fix and initial approach segment. The initial approach fix is… … Wikipedia
final approach fix — The fix and/or waypoint located on the final approach course of an instrument approach procedure prior to the point of the glide path intercept on a precision approach procedure; prior to the final approach fix on a nonprecision approach… … Aviation dictionary
Initial Approach Fix — Das Initial Approach Fix (IAF) ist ein Wegpunkt, an dem das Standard Anflugverfahren für IFR Anflüge, beginnt. An diesem Punkt setzt der Pilot zum Landeanflug (engl. approach) auf einen Flughafen oder Landeplatz an und beendet die Phase des… … Deutsch Wikipedia
initial approach fix — The fix depicted on an instrument approach procedure chart that identifies the beginning of the initial approach segment. See initial approach (i) … Aviation dictionary
approach gate — A point on the final approach which is either one mile from the final approach fix on the side away from the airport or five miles from the landing threshold, whichever is farther from the landing threshold … Aviation dictionary
fix — Synonyms and related words: KO, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accord, accustom, adapt, adjust, adjust to, affix, afford proof of, aim, aim at, align, allocate, allot, alter, amend, anchor, annex, antitoxin, apportion, approach, arrange,… … Moby Thesaurus
approach — Synonyms and related words: MO, access, accomplish, accomplishment, accordance, accost, achieve, achievement, act on, address, adit, advance, advances, advent, advise, agreement, air lock, algorithm, alikeness, alliance, analogy, answer,… … Moby Thesaurus
segments of an instrument approach procedure — An instrument approach procedure may have as many as five separate segments, depending on how the approach procedure is structured. The approach segments begin and end at designated fixes. However, under some circumstances certain segments may… … Aviation dictionary
initial approach segment — The segment of an instrument approach procedure between the initial approach fix and the intermediate approach fix or, where applicable, the final approach fix or point (ICAO). In the initial approach, the aircraft has departed the en route… … Aviation dictionary
Instrument approach — Terminal procedures for an ILS approach in the United States. (The disclaimers shown in red in the illustration do not appear on the original approach plate.) For aircraft operating under instrument flight rules (IFR), an instrument approach or… … Wikipedia