February_2015 - First Flight Corp.

Brown Field Airport
6810 Curran St. San Diego, CA 92154
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♥ February 2015 ♥
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Anatomy of Approach
Making the transition from cruise to landing in instrument conditions
By Ian J. Twombly AOPA’s Flight Training Magazine
1. The Arrival. The transition between the en route phase and the instrument approach is the arrival or feeder route. It usually is
depicted with a specific course, distance, and altitude, although air traffic control can assign alternatives.
2. The Initial Approach. Most approaches begin at the initial approach fix, which also serves as the starting point of the initial
approach segment. This segment often is in line with the extended centerline of the runway.
3. The Intermediate Approach. This crucial part of the approach is when configuration changes are made, such as lowering
flaps and gear. It’s the final chance for the pilot to slow down and get the airplane fully stabilized before the final decent, which
begins at the final approach fix.
4. The Final Approach. If everything goes well the instrument approach ends at the final approach segment, which takes the
pilot from final approach fix to the decision altitude and missed approach point. Typically only a few miles long, the final
approach should be a stable descent that brings the airplane to a minimum altitude prior to or at the missed approach point.
5. Missed Approach. If the pilot doesn’t see the runway or its surrounding environment by the time he reaches the missed
approach point, he is required to fly the missed approach segment. Each approach has a different design, but all missed approach
segments, or procedures, call for a climb, and ultimately they spell out a place to hold so pilots can try the approach again or
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All operations in Class C airspace must be in
A. accordance with instrument flight rules.
B. an aircraft equipped with a 4.096-code transponder with
Mode C encoding capability.
C. compliance with ATC clearances and instruction.
Last month’s newsletter CHALLENGE Question and
QUESTION: Before starting each maneuver, pilots should?
ANSWER: B. visually scan the entire area for collision
The airplane chalk isn’t put correctly.
The sunshield wasn’t placed on the
aircraft window.
The tie down rope is loose and the
knots weren’t done correctly.
When renting an aircraft make sure to put
the plane away CORRECTLY.