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APPENDIX A
T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
CIRCLE-TO-LAND MANEUVER - A maneuver initiated by the pilot to align the aircraft with
a runway for landing when a straight-in landing from an instrument approach is not possible or is
not desirable.
CLEARANCE LIMIT - The fix to which an aircraft is cleared.
COMPULSORY REPORTING POINTS - Reporting points, which must be reported to ATC.
They are designated on aeronautical charts by solid triangles or filed in a flight plan as fixes
selected to define direct routes. These points are geographical locations, which are defined by
navigation aids/fixes. Pilots should discontinue position reporting over compulsory reporting
points when informed by ATC that their aircraft is in "radar contact."
COURSE - A magnetic direction to fly in relation to a radio navigational facility. Note, a course
is not only a magnetic direction over the ground. If flying inbound on a radial, the course is the
reciprocal of the radial. If flying outbound, the course is the same as the radial.
DECISION HEIGHT - With respect to the operation of the aircraft means the height at which a
decision must be made, using an ILS or PAR instrument approach, either to continue the
approach or to execute a missed approach.
DEPARTURE CONTROL - ATC service provided to departing aircraft.
DEPARTURE PROCEDURES - A preplanned and coded IFR departure route. It provides the
following advantages:
1.
Graphic portrayal of departure route.
2.
Reduces time delay and radio communications required to issue clearances.
3.
Provides approved ATC departure route clearance in the event of radio failure.
DIRECT - Straight line flight between two NAVAIDs, fixes, points, or any combination thereof.
When used by pilots in describing off-airway routes, points defining direct route segments
become compulsory reporting points unless the aircraft is under radar contact.
DME FIX - A geographical position determined by reference to a NAVAID. It is defined by a
specified distance in NM and a radial in degrees magnetic from that aid. EXAMPLE: A point
10 NM west of the NSE VORTAC on the 270 radial would be written as: NSE 270010.
EMERGENCY SAFE ALTITUDE - An altitude expressed in 100-foot increments providing
1000 feet of clearance (2000 feet in designated mountainous areas) over all obstructions/terrain
within 100 miles.
EMERGENCY FUEL - A declaration made by the pilot to inform ATC the aircraft fuel status
is dangerously low. The pilot is requesting priority handling and cannot accept any delays for
the approach.
A-2 GLOSSARY


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