NOTE: Instructor will discuss technique for initial reduction of power in the T-34 to initiate
descent. This may vary from aircraft to aircraft.
6. Missed approach. A missed approach must be executed when you reach decision height
(DH) if the runway environment is not in sight.
NOTE: After reaching Decision Height (DH), the precision final controller will continue to
provide course and flight path information until the aircraft passes over the landing threshold.
The information is strictly advisory in nature. Additionally, a missed approach must be executed
when any of the following occur:
a. When instructedby the controller, due to aircraft outside safe limits of azimuth or
elevation, unless the field is in sight.
NOTE: Decision Heights occurs on your barometric altimeter or when advised by the final
controller, whichever occurs first. If published minimums show a 100' HAT, the controller may
not call "at decision height" until the aircraft reaches this point. It is your responsibility to
initiate the missed approach at the single piloted minimum of 200' HAT if the runway
environment is not in sight.
Introduction. A missed approach is a procedure used to discontinue an instrument approach
in the event visual contact has not been established or the aircraft is not in a position to make a
safe landing. Your primary concern, if unable to land, is to climb,to a safe altitude. Therefore,
establishing and maintaining a positive rate of climb should be your first reaction if a missed
approach is commenced. Your second reaction should be to turn the aircraft (if required) to
intercept the missed approach course or to the designated heading. (There may be a mountain
The missed approach procedures are found in the profile view of the approach plate. Review
the procedures briefly. Know what you have to do before it is required.
Procedure. At the missed approach point, if the field is not in sight, execute a missed
approach as follows:
1. Increase power to maximum allowable.
2. Assume the climbing attitude of 6-8 degrees nose high.
3. Establish a positive rate of climb (check the altimeter and VSI).
4. Retract the gear (before airspeed reaches 120 knots). Turn landing lights off.
5. Maintain 120 knots (trimming as required) and start a standard-rate turn toward the
missed approach course or heading. Stay on the attitude gyro and maintain the climbing attitude
INSTRUMENT DEPARTURES AND APPROACHES