T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
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 that
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.
2. When directing a descent, student should direct the IP to
descend to the first altitude, which must be maintained, then state
any additional altitude restrictions that apply.
TWIST. Ensure the FAC is set in the CDI. Continue to track the FAC.
TALK. Give the voice report, if requested (ensure you have made any required
When not in radar contact, a voice report is required when leaving
FAF inbound on final approach (non-precision approach) or when
leaving the OM or fix used in lieu of the OM inbound on final
approach (precision approach).
Report 200 feet prior to all level offs (restrictions and MDA) to IP.
6. Ensure the pilot levels off at the MDA, if applicable. Do not allow descent below the
MDA. If the pilot descends below the MDA, direct an immediate climb to the MDA ("climb to
7. Provide heading, altitude, and airspeed inputs to the pilot as required to maintain 120 KIAS
on the FAC at the MDA.
8. At the MAP: Report "At MAP" and ask your IP if the field is in sight. If the field is in
sight and the aircraft is in a position to make a safe landing, descent below the MDA is
authorized. If both conditions are not met, direct the IP to execute a missed approach.