T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
At the IAF indicated by station passage, execute the 6 Ts:
TIME. Note the time.
TURN. Direct a turn in the shortest direction to intercept the outbound course.
TIME. Start the clocks for 1 1/2 minutes of outbound timing when outbound
abeam/over the fix, whichever occurs last. If the abeam position cannot be
determined, start timing when turn to outbound is completed.
Adjust outbound timing to comply with the "remain within"
distance. In adverse wind conditions, you may need to reduce the
outbound timing below 1 1/2 minutes. Attempt to maintain the 45
seconds leg of timing away from the FAC in order to give yourself
room to maneuver to complete the turn.
TRANSITION. Direct the pilot to slow to 150 KIAS and descend, as required.
1. ATC may assign an altitude restriction. Maintain this altitude
until informed by ATC to delete the altitude restriction. At this
time, descend to the altitude depicted on the approach plate.
2. There is no specific point during the approach at which you
will reach procedure turn altitude. The amount of altitude you
must lose is the determining factor.
TWIST. Set the outbound course into the CDI. Confirm the proper navigation
source (VOR or GPS) is selected.
TALK. Give the appropriate voice report for either leaving an assigned altitude or
2. Wait for the VOR (if executing a VOR approach) or GPS (if executing a GPS approach)
needle to settle.
3. Note the number of degrees between the intended outbound course and the tail of the
4. Turn at least that many degrees away from the tail of the needle to a maximum of 45°
beyond the outbound course.