T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
In preparation for the circling maneuver, study the aerodrome data box on the instrument
approach plate. The "inbound arrow" will display the track of the arriving aircraft in relation to
the airport. This will help the aircrew determine which circling maneuver may work best for
landing on the intended runway.
512. MISSED APPROACH FROM A CIRCLING MANEUVER
If visual reference is lost while circling-to-land from an instrument approach, the missed
approach specified for that particular procedure must be followed (unless an alternate missed
approach procedure is specified by ATC).
To become established on the prescribed missed approach course, the pilot should make an
initial climbing turn toward the landing runway and continue the turn until he is established on
the missed approach course. Because there are many variations to the circle-to-land maneuver,
different patterns may be required to become established on the prescribed missed approach
course, depending on the aircraft position at the time and the time visual reference is lost (Figure
Adherence to the procedure assures an aircraft remains within the circling and missed approach
obstruction clearance areas.
Decision to miss here
to miss here
Figure 5-23 Missed Approach