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When should I slow to approach speed?

I know it's tagged faa-regulations, but ICAO's guidance could prove useful in finding the FAA's equivalent table shown below: 1.4.2 The criterion taken into consideration for the classification of ...
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When should I slow to approach speed?

A look through the U.S. Terps document (N8260.3E) states this: The minimum PT distance is 10 NM when CAT B, C, or D minimums are authorized. Decrease this distance to 5 NM where only CAT A aircraft ...
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When should I slow to approach speed?

There are two reasons to slow to the approach speed for the category of aircraft you are flying. Visibility on straight-in approaches and the protected area on a circling approach. The AIM 5-4-7 ...
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When should I slow to approach speed?

I don't have an FAR reference to support this, but logically, you should be at category A approach speed before you descend below category B minimums. But something else occurs to me. The concept of ...
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When should I slow to approach speed?

In the airline world, even with the weather at mins, it's common to be assigned "170 to the marker". That would make us all Cat E, and plenty of approaches don't have Cat E mins published. ...
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Is baro-VNAV the only possible source of vertical guidance on LNAV/VNAV approach?

I believe @busdriver may have overlooked something. Your TSO 145 or 146 avionics will "fail down" from LPV (a more constrained lateral and lower minima approach) to LNAV/VNAV (wider ...
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How may I verify WAAS channel number on G1000?

The channel number does not mean what you think. The channel is a legacy of how the LPV is encoded in the nav database. The format used is the same as a GBAS approach where a local VHF transmitter was ...
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Can a missed approach be used to satisfy the requirements for the long cross country as part of an instrument rating?

Based on the information in the FAA's "InFO15012" document, dated 9/8/15 and Titled "Subject: Logging Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP)," it appears that under the ...
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Can a missed approach be used to satisfy the requirements for the long cross country as part of an instrument rating?

Have you satisfied §61.65(d)(2)(ii)? Yes. I also looked to see that you made a landing at an airport beyond 50NM from the original point of departure. It sounds like you did so it is a cross country ...
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