T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
Failure to direct the IP not to descend below published minimum altitudes.
Failure to make required altitude warnings to the IP.
Confusing the inbound/outbound courses and twisting in the wrong course into the CDI.
Not maintaining the 45° intercept heading on the procedure turn inbound until within 5
radials of the inbound course.
Not performing the 6 Ts.
Performing the 6 Ts out of order.
Failure to start timing on the first "T" at the FAF.
10. Directing the IP to perform an approach at destination when weather is below minimums.
Always check the weather before executing an approach.
11. Failure to account for NATOPS limits regarding crosswinds.
12. Talking when you should be navigating. Remember, AVIATE, NAVIGATE, and
13. Making too large of a correction while trying to remain on course. Remember, you are in
close to the station. Attempt to limit heading inputs to no more than 10° of your course.
503. PROCEDURE TURN APPROACH
A procedure turn approach is an instrument maneuver used to reverse direction in order to
establish an aircraft inbound on the intermediate or FAC. Procedure turns are depicted by a
"barb" symbol indicating the direction or side of the outbound course on which the procedure
turn or maneuvering is to be accomplished (Figure 5-2). Headings are provided to reverse course
using a 45/180 degree maneuver.
The point at which the turn may be commenced and the type and rate of turn, are left to the
discretion of the aircrew as long as the procedure turn is executed on the proper side of the
outbound course and the "remain within" distance (normally 10 NM) is not exceeded.
Some of the options are the 45/180 procedure turn (barb), the holding pattern (in lieu of
procedure turn), and the teardrop maneuver.
5-6 TERMINAL PROCEDURES