In order to arrive at the FAF on the Localizer approach, you will be required to fly some sort of
course reversal (Procedure Turn, Holding Pattern, Teardrop), Arcing approach, Straightin
approach, or radar vectors to final. The procedures for these are just as you learned in RI Stage.
However, when flying the Procedure Turn outbound portion of any ILS/LOC type approach, you
will get reverse sensing. You must fly away from the CDI to return on course during that portion
of the approach. Additionally, when flying a back course LOC approach, you will get reverse
sensing inbound and correct sensing on the Procedure Turn outbound.
Procedure Once cleared for the approach:
Fly the approach as depicted (i.e., Procedure Turn, Holding Pattern, Teardrop, etc.)
or comply with the controller's instructions if being radar vectored to final approach
Once established inbound, comply with the remainder of the procedures from
Once established on the Localizer course, the VOR (tuned to
the localizer frequency) should never be tuned to another NAVAID
to identify the FAF. You must use either DME, the tail of the
TACAN needle, or radar fixing to identify the FAF. The
VOR/TACAN switch should never be moved from the VOR
position. If the FAF cannot be identified by any of these methods,
the Localizer approach will not be commenced.
Although the OBS knob will not affect CDI movement, it is a
good technique to twist the final approach course in the IND350.
This will serve as a reminder during the approach and indicates the
nowind heading that will maintain course while tracking inbound.
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