minimum crossing altitude


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minimum crossing altitude

The lowest altitude at certain radio fixes at which an aircraft must cross when proceeding in the direction of a higher minimum en route instrument flight rules altitude.
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Name the waypoints on a GPS approach with the airport ID and the minimum crossing altitude. For instance, at Norwood (KOWD) [shown right], the fixes CURLI, CUPUG and FIGOL would become OWD030, OWD017 and OWD006.
When approaching an airway segment with a higher MEA with no published minimum crossing altitude, you are expected to be at the new MEA upon reaching the fix that divides the two airway segments.
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