approach clearance


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approach clearance

Authorization for a pilot conducting flight in accordance with instrument flight rules to commence an approach to an airport.
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The exact missed approach we're to fly is displayed on the plate itself or is as directed by ATC in our approach clearance.
Nothing seemed amiss until we made the procedure turn inbound on the VOR approach, at which point we overheard ATC giving approach clearance instructions to a quickly incoming civilian airliner.
He planned to stack up all the heavies in a holding pattern to await further approach clearance when visibility increased.
The controller canceled the pilot's approach clearance for spacing and issued a heading change off of the approach course.
Then you hear an annoyed NORCAL controller cancel an airliner's approach clearance and assign them a heading.
The captain of TWA514, apparently under the mistaken assumption the lack of an altitude assignment permitted an unrestricted descent to the final approach fix crossing altitude, initiated a descent to 1800 feet msl upon receiving the flight's approach clearance.
The approach clearance came when the aircraft was already inside the final approach fix (FAF) and 1000 feet above the recommended altitude.
The flight and the descent into the Nashville area were uneventful until the pilot canceled his GPS (RNAV) approach clearance 10 miles short of the airfield, stating, "I'd like to climb and review the approach, and do it again.
A low altitude alert is issued by ATC and the crew returns to 14000 feet before accepting a visual approach clearance.