T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
1. Climb. Direct a climb to the initial missed approach altitude (MSA, ATC assigned or
2. Clean. Check for two positive rates of climb (altimeter and VSI). With the airspeed at or
above 110 KIAS, advise the IP to raise the landing gear first then the flaps.
Turn. Advise the IP to start a SRT toward the missed approach course or heading.
4. Talk. Report missed approach and intentions (or Climb Out) to Tower or the controlling
agency if no Tower. ("Tower, KATT 603 executing climb out")
You may delay contacting Tower or Approach Control until
comfortably established in a wings level climb, on assigned
heading, or with an intercept established for the missed approach
Not stating, "Approaching MAP, do you have the field in sight?" at the MAP.
Not directing the missed approach when the field is reported "not in sight" by the pilot.
Not directing the pilot to raise the gear.
Switching from Tower to Approach Control, before directed.
5. Trying to contact Tower or Approach Control before the aircraft is comfortably established
in the missed approach. Remember, "AVIATE, NAVIGATE, COMMUNICATE". However,
don't wait an excessive amount of time to make your missed approach call either.
Circling approaches can present a very challenging situation. If the weather is at or near
minimums, the circling maneuver may tax the ability of both crewmembers. There are no
absolutes on circling approaches; you must use good judgment to position the aircraft for
1. Because of obstacles near the airport, a portion of the circling
area may be restricted by a procedural note (circling north and east
of RWY 17-35). The student shall brief the pilot on any circling