UJPT, E2-C2, ADV, & IUT RIFP-01
Introduction to Radio Instruments
Descend to circling minimums
NOTE: The circling MDA and weather minimums to be used
are those for the runway to which the instrument approach is
flown, not the landing runway.
NOTE: Since the MDA is a minimum altitude, a higher altitude
may be maintained during the maneuver. If weather permits, fly
the approach at the normal VFR traffic pattern altitude.
When runway environment is in sight, determine if visibility
sufficient for circling maneuver
NOTE: Consider the airport environment to consist of the
runway(s), lights, and markings.
Choose landing pattern best suited to situation
Select a pattern that is displaced far enough from runway
to allow for a turn to final without overbanking or
COMMON ERROR: Maneuvering too close to the runway
when flying at altitudes lower than the normal VFR pattern
because you are using the same visual cues you would
use when flying at the normal pattern altitude.
Keep runway environment in sight
Left or right turns to final are allowed unless
(1) Directed by controller to do otherwise
(2) Restricted by IFR supplement or approach chart
Stay at or above MDA until aircraft is in position to execute
a normal safe landing
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