T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
The following is an example of the approach brief for radar vectors to final for the VOR A to
"Approach brief. We are getting radar vectors to final for the VOR A to Mobile Regional on
page 259. VOR is set to 115.3. VOR is the NAV source and the Number One needle is VOR.
The FAC is 105°. We will be at or above 1800 feet until the FAF at Semmes. We will then
descend to the MDA of 680 feet. The MAP is at 6.8 DME (or timing 2 minutes and 48 seconds
at 120 GS). The missed approach instructions are to climb 900 feet, then climbing right turn to
2000 feet via heading 200° and SJI R-140 to SAINT Intersection.
For a GCA, the approach brief format consists of TAGM:
DH or MDA.
Glideslope and decent rate (used in a PAR).
Missed approach brief/climbout instructions and lost communication
If IMC, the controller should issue verbal missed approach or climb out instructions since GCA
missed approach procedures are not published. The controller should also provide lost
communication instructions. If not provided by ATC, ASK the IP if missed approach/climb out
and lost communication instructions are required. Because these instructions may not be given
until on the downwind leg of the GCA box pattern, it may be necessary to complete the approach
brief at that time.
The following is an example of the approach brief for the PAR 7L at Navy Pensacola with a
typical set of climbout and lost communication instructions:
"Approach brief. We will be flying a PAR RWY 7L at Navy Pensacola. DH is 225 feet.
Glideslope is 3° with a descent rate of 600 feet per minute. Climbout instructions are to
fly runway heading to 800 feet. 2 DME past the TACAN, turn right heading 180. Climb
and maintain 1500. In the event of lost communications, we will climb and maintain
2200 and proceed direct CHAPE to execute the RNAV 1 approach."
BEFORE LANDING CHECKLIST
The Before Landing Checklist shall be commenced after directing the pilot to slow down and
take BAC. It shall be completed prior to the FAF, or if one is not depicted, prior to beginning
the final descent to the MDA/DH.
6-14 STUDENT SUPPLEMENTARY FLIGHT PROCEDURES