T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
At the FAF, perform the 6 Ts:
TIME. Start the timing to the MAP.
If timing is depicted, you should always start the elapsed timer as a
backup in the event of DME and/or glideslope failure.
TURN. Provide navigational inputs to the IP to maintain the FAC.
TIME. Second timing not required.
TRANSITION. Direct IP as necessary to maintain glidepath.
TWIST. Ensure the FAC is set in the CDI. Continue to track the FAC.
TALK. Give the voice report, if requested (ensure you have made any required
When not in radar contact, a voice report is required when leaving
FAF inbound on final approach (non-precision approach) or when
leaving the OM or fix used in lieu of the OM inbound on final
approach (precision approach).
Report 200 feet prior to DH to IP.
5. At DH: Report "At the decision height" and ask your IP if the field is in sight. If the field
is in sight and the aircraft is in a position to make a safe landing, descent below the DH is
authorized. If both conditions are not met, direct the IP to execute a missed approach.
Dialing in the VOR frequency instead of the LOC frequency.
Slowing in twisting in the FAC.
Failure to intercept the FAC once cleared for the approach. Be alert for CDI movement.
Failure to accomplish the 6 Ts at the FAF.
5. Over correcting on the FAC. Remember, the LOC is 4 times as sensitive as a VOR.
Headings should normally be within 10º of the FAC.
5-50 TERMINAL PROCEDURES