T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
1. If there is no FAF or you are unable to determine your
position relative to the FAF, direct the pilot to slow and take BAC
when aircraft heading is within 90° of the FAC.
2. The airplane shall be configured for landing (BAC) and the
Before Landing Checklist accomplished prior to the FAF.
If performing an ILS approach, begin descent to DH at glideslope intercept.
7. Ask the IP if a review of the missed approach procedure/climb out instructions is required.
This review shall occur after the Before Landing Checklist but prior to the MAP. The review
Point at which to execute the missed approach.
First heading to turn.
First climb altitude.
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. Direct a turn as necessary to maintain the FAC.
TIME. Second timing not required.
TRANSITION. Direct a descent to MDA or altitude restriction, if any. Ensure rate
of descent utilized is sufficient to meet all altitude restrictions, if any, and arrive at the
MDA prior to the VDP, if depicted, or MAP.
1. There are different techniques for the descent to MDA. One
is to maintain a gradual descent similar to the glideslope. Another
is to descend at a higher rate and arrive at the MDA sooner. The
goal of both is to arrive at the MDA with enough time to visually
acquire the runway environment prior to getting to the MAP.