Most instrument approaches denote the Final Approach Fix (FAF) as the start of the final approach segment terminating in either the Missed Approach Point (MAP) for non-precision approaches or a Decision Altitude (DA) for a precision approach. On IAPs the FAF is designated either as a Maltese Cross for non precision approaches or as lightning bolt where the glide slope intercept occurs on a precision approach. That’s all fine and dandy until I encountered this IAP.
There appears to be no FAF designating the final approach segment. What does this mean? Are the FAF, the IAF, and the MAP all coincident?
Someone here suggested that this was because the VOR Rwy 27 has straight in minimums. However that does not appear to be a general rule. For instance, take VOR Rwy 01 into KSAV.
This approach has straight in and circling minimums yet clearly has a FAF FREMN defined and located by either a DME or GPS.