NOTE: In the landing mins section large type altitudes (b) are MSL: (d, e, etc.) are AGL.
NOTE: HAT is associated with straight-in approaches. HAA is associated with circling
approaches. MDA is associated with non-precision (no glideslope) approaches.
5. Aircraft Approach Category - a grouping of aircraft based on an approach speed of 1.3
times to stall speed in a the landing configuration at maximum gross weight. Each category
provides 300 feet of obstacle clearance at MDA within the circling radius (Figure 6).
Approach Speed (KIAS)
less than 91 knots
91 knots or more but less than 121 knots
121 knots or more but less than 141 knots
141 knots or more but less than 166 knots
166 knots or more (refer to FAR Parts 1 and 95)
NOTE: The T-34C is an Approach Category B aircraft
6. An airport sketch (Figure 7) is provided on each approach plate in the bottom right-hand
corner. It shows the runways, taxiways, control tower, vertical obstructions, and the field
elevation. All elevations are in feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL). Note the arrow which
depicts the aircraft track as it nears the field on Final Approach Course. It may include other
information such as airport lighting, arresting gear, or displaced thresholds.
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