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−4−57

Arrival Procedures

adequate terrain clearance. Additional climb may be
required after reaching the holding pattern before
proceeding back to the IAF or to an alternate.

h. A clearance for an instrument approach

procedure includes a clearance to fly the published
missed approach procedure, unless otherwise in-
structed by ATC. The published missed approach
procedure provides obstacle clearance only when the
missed approach is conducted on the missed
approach segment from or above the missed approach
point, and assumes a climb rate of 200 feet/NM or
higher, as published. If the aircraft initiates a missed
approach at a point other than the missed approach
point (see paragraph 5

−4−5b), from below MDA or

DA (H), or on a circling approach, obstacle clearance
is not necessarily provided by following the
published missed approach procedure, nor is
separation assured from other air traffic in the
vicinity. 

FIG 5

−4−32

Circling and Missed Approach Obstruction

Clearance Areas

X

X

CLIMBING TURN

CLIMBING TURN

DECISION TO MISS
HERE

DECISION

TO MISS HERE

VOR

VOR

CIRCLING
MANEUVER

(WHEN
CLEARED IN
RIGHT HAND
TRAFFIC
PATTERN)

FIG 5

−4−33

Missed Approach

x

CHANUTE

109.2 CNU

090°

1450

1265

1581

1180

1172

Portion of a Published Procedure

Remain within

10 NM

VOR

MISSED APPROACH
Climbing right turn to
2600 direct to VOR

2600

236°

056°

2500

5.7 NM

R236

056°

011°

191°

In the event a balked (rejected) landing occurs at a po-
sition other than the published missed approach
point, the pilot should contact ATC as soon as possi-
ble to obtain an amended clearance. If unable to
contact ATC for any reason, the pilot should attempt
to re

−intercept a published segment of the missed ap-

proach and comply with route and altitude
instructions. If unable to contact ATC, and in the pi-
lot’s judgment it is no longer appropriate to fly the
published missed approach procedure, then consider
either maintaining visual conditions if practicable
and reattempt a landing, or a circle

−climb over the

airport. Should a missed approach become necessary
when operating to an airport that is not served by an
operating control tower, continuous contact with an
air traffic facility may not be possible. In this case, the
pilot should execute the appropriate go

−around/

missed approach procedure without delay and contact
ATC when able to do so.

Prior to initiating an instrument approach procedure,
the pilot should assess the actions to be taken in the
event of a balked (rejected) landing beyond the
missed approach point or below the MDA or DA (H)
considering the anticipated weather conditions and
available aircraft performance. 14 CFR 91.175(e) au-
thorizes the pilot to fly an appropriate missed
approach procedure that ensures obstruction clear-

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