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5−4−57

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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