The final approach segment for an approach with vertical guidance or a precision approach begins where the glideslope/glidepath intercepts the minimum glideslope/glipdepath intercept altitude shown on the approach chart. If ATC authorizes a lower intercept altitude, the final approach segment begins upon glideslope/glidepath interception at that altitude.
(FAA IPH, p. 4-53)
Does this paragraph imply that the FAF(FAP) for a precision approach fix (point) begins at the minimum glideslope intercept altitude when you have intercepted the glideslope at an altitude above that?
I always have thought the FAF for a precision approach begins wherever the glideslope is intercepted regardless of a glideslope interception altitude. Have I been getting it wrong all this time?
This question doesn't answer what I'm asking. I'm not asking where the FAF generally begins on a precision approach; I know where it begins and I've cited it above. My question is whether the FAF begins at the interception point even when the glide slope is intercepted at an altitude above the minimum interception altitude on the chart. The definition above from the IPH clearly says the final approach fix is the interception altitude when it's intercepted at an altitude below the minimum interception altitude but is silent on where the FAF begins if it's intercepted at an altitude above the minimum interception altitude.