Initiate the request for vectors to the PAR. The following approach information will
be provided by ATC to aircraft conducting Radar approaches.
Type of approach. "This will be a PAR approach to Runway 5."
Ceiling and visibility if below 1000 feet (or below highest circling minimum,
whichever is greater) or visibility less than 3 miles.
Special weather observations.
Airport conditions important to the safe operation of aircraft.
Lost Communication Procedures, e.g., "...if no transmissions received for 30
seconds (not more than one minute) in the pattern or five seconds on final,
attempt contact on 234.5 and proceed VFR. If unable, proceed with the TACAN
23 approach." (See MAYPORT NS TACAN RWY 23 in DOD Volume 15 for
vii. Missed Approach instructions.
Comply with vectors provided by approach control and the final approach controller.
Maintain situational awareness at all times.
Transition to BAC and initiate the Landing Checklist once established on downwind
or as directed in local SOP.
Army and Navy controllers are required to advise pilots to
"Perform landing checks" while the aircraft is on the downwind leg
and in time to complete it before turning base leg. This is done
before handoff to the final controller for a PAR approach, or before
starting descent on final for a surveillance approach. This is
advisory only and not an instruction.
Configurations and Airspeeds may vary in the GCA pattern as
dictated by local directives.
Transition to FAC and complete the Landing Checklist once established on base leg.
Expect a frequency change to the final controller on final or semifinal.
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