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Arrival Procedures


AIM, Paragraph 5−3−8 j2, Holding

4. The absence of the procedure turn barb in the

plan view indicates that a procedure turn is not

authorized for that procedure.

5−4−10. Timed Approaches from a Holding


a. TIMED APPROACHES may be conducted

when the following conditions are met:

1. A control tower is in operation at the airport

where the approaches are conducted.

2. Direct communications are maintained be-

tween the pilot and the center or approach controller

until the pilot is instructed to contact the tower.

3. If more than one missed approach procedure

is available, none require a course reversal.

4. If only one missed approach procedure is

available, the following conditions are met:

(a) Course reversal is not required; and,

(b) Reported ceiling and visibility are equal

to or greater than the highest prescribed circling

minimums for the IAP.

5. When cleared for the approach, pilots must

not execute a procedure turn. (14 CFR Sec-

tion 91.175.)

b. Although the controller will not specifically

state that “timed approaches are in use,” the assigning

of a time to depart the final approach fix inbound

(nonprecision approach) or the outer marker or fix

used in lieu of the outer marker inbound (precision

approach) is indicative that timed approach proce-

dures are being utilized, or in lieu of holding, the

controller may use radar vectors to the Final

Approach Course to establish a mileage interval

between aircraft that will ensure the appropriate time

sequence between the final approach fix/outer marker

or fix used in lieu of the outer marker and the airport.

c. Each pilot in an approach sequence will be given

advance notice as to the time they should leave the

holding point on approach to the airport. When a time

to leave the holding point has been received, the pilot

should adjust the flight path to leave the fix as closely

as possible to the designated time. (See FIG 5−4−19.)