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Could someone explain to me what's a stepdown fix in non-precision approaches?

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From the FAA's Pilot/Controller Glossary:

STEPDOWN FIX − A fix permitting additional descent within a segment of an instrument approach procedure by identifying a point at which a controlling obstacle has been safely overflown.

In other words, a step down fix tells you "you've passed an obstacle, so you can now descend further".

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