T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
Approaching completion of your outbound timing, determine the correct direction of turn to
intercept the inbound course (265°) in accordance with holding procedures. Use the tail of the
needle to orient yourself in relation to the desired radial, just as you do in the holding entry orbit
Start the turn at the completion of your 1-minute outbound timing. Roll out with a DTA
It is critical to establish the aircraft on the inbound course prior to crossing the station. If you
roll out with a large DTA intercept (i.e., 10° or more), recommend you hold your initial DTA
intercept heading until the head of the VOR needle drops toward the inbound course. Judge the
rate of needle movement to roll out on course and track inbound.
Maintain the aircraft on the inbound course to the NAVAID at the minimum altitude depicted.
This will be the FAF altitude.
Ensure the aircraft is fully configured (gear down and flaps at T/O) and the Before Landing
Checklist has been completed prior to the FAF.
At the FAF: Perform the 6 Ts:
If no FAF is depicted, BAC and the Before Landing Checklist shall
be accomplished no later than intercepting the FAC. At some
point after the Before Landing Checklist but prior to the MAP, ask
the IP if he requires a missed approach review.
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.