FLIGHT TRAINING PUBLICATION (FLIP) STUDENT GUIDE
Flip Terminal Approach Booklets
The FLIP Terminal Approach Procedures are guides which enable a pilot to maneuver his
aircraft in instrument meteorological conditions from an enroute altitude to a position from
which a safe landing can be effected. This procedure is made safe and orderly by following a
specified path over the ground and decreasing altitude at designated points, or fixes.
Terminal Instrument Approach Procedures are published in geographically organized volumes.
All Terminal Instrument Approach Procedures list a chart on the back cover with the United
States divided geographically into volumes (Figure 7-8).
Figure 7-8 United States Divided Geographically into Volumes
The first few pages contain: GENERAL INFORMATION AND ABBREVIATIONS, a
TABLE OF CONTENTS which lists the approach plates in alphabetical order, legends for the
planview and profile sections of an approach plate, a discussion of IFR LANDING MINIMA
and RADAR MINIMA legends, a METAR CONVERSION CHART for converting ceiling,
runway visibility and prevailing visibility, a legend for the airport diagrams and sketches; a
legend for the Departure Procedures (see Chapter 8) and RADAR INSTRUMENT
MINIMUMS for those airports listed in the volume. (Figures 7-9.)