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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With the approach clearance, you'd then just fly the ILS.
Like SVFR, a controller cannot offer you a contact approach clearance. You have to ask for it.
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.
In vectors to final, you'll be given four items as part of your approach clearance:
The exact missed approach we're to fly is displayed on the plate itself or is as directed by ATC in our approach clearance. Regardless, each miss requires adding power, climbing, probably turning and maybe holding.
Before the approach radar controller can issue you a contact approach clearance, what must you do?
The controller canceled the pilot's approach clearance for spacing and issued a heading change off of the approach course.
Given the equipment in your aircraft, can you accept the approach clearance?
However, you do the same thing when vectored and cleared for an approach clearance, and again it's, "Thank you" or "Yea I don't care." What is the difference?
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. This was despite the fact that the approach procedure depicted a minimum safe altitude of 3300 feet for the sector in which the 727 was flying, as well as multiple nearby feeder routes with minimum altitudes ranging from 3000 feet to 3700 feet.
However, one critical thing is missing: an approach clearance. The controller was so busy he forgot to clear you for the visual approach.