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Why is the missed-approach course for the "RNAV (GNSS) - A" approach to runway 28 at ENSB shaped all funny?

If you look at satellite imagery it looks like you have very high terrain to the west of the runway. The water would be the primary area available for a climb back to obstacle clearance altitude. ...
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What is the difference between a go-around and a missed approach?

Approach, missed approach, departure & holding Approach, missed approach, departure and holding are published instrument procedures. They are characterised by waypoints, alitudes, headings, climb-,...
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Why is the missed-approach course for the "RNAV (GNSS) - A" approach to runway 28 at ENSB shaped all funny?

As Alexander already said in his answer, the turns over water are executed to gain enough altitude before turning back over the terrain. (left: RNAV-A, right: RNAV approach chart). The difference ...
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Approach plate does not require DME, but DME used in the published missed?

DME can be used in the published missed, but does not have to be. There are other ways to identify the missed approach fix. The missed approach instructions are: MISSED APPROACH: Climb to 1500 ...
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Confusing Missed Approach Instructions

Option 2 is clearly correct. This is because it says "Continue climb-in-hold to 9000". If you were expected to be at 9000 before entering the hold at DRK there would be no need to add that ...
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Does the pilot have to fly the entire published missed approach procedure if the circling approach is abandoned just prior to touchdown?

Assuming that you're asking about the US, then according to the Instrument Procedures Handbook p.4-41 (emphasis mine): If the aircraft initiates a missed approach at a point other than the missed ...
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Why is the missed approach point sometimes beyond the threshold or runway like in the example below?

The missed approach point (MAP) needs to be identified somehow by the pilot flying this approach. The example you show is a VOR approach that requires neither RNAV/RNP capability nor DME. That is also ...
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When to go missed on a non-precision approach?

Non precision MAP fixes are identified in a number of ways: Fixes identified by additional terrestrial Navaids eg intersections between the localizer and radial directions from other Navaid beacons ...
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Confusing Missed Approach Instructions

My two cents say that your option 2 is the correct execution. Climbing left turn to 9000 via DRK VORTAC R-305 then right turn direct DRK VORTAC and hold, continue climb-in-hold to 9000 emphasis mine ...
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What is the missed approach procedure when initiated below MDA/DA/DH?

When would you go missed if below MDA/DA(H)? You're only allowed to operate below the MDA/DA(H) if all of the following are true (14 CFR 91.175(c)): You can land using normal descent rate and ...
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Under FAR Part 121, is it mandatory to execute a missed approach when unable to land within the touchdown zone?

This is spelled out in 91.175(c), in particular Operation below DA/DH or MDA. Except as provided in paragraph (l) of this section or § 91.176 of this chapter, where a DA/DH or MDA is applicable, no ...
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Are landing fees due for an aborted landing in USA?

I commuted to work in my plane into an airport with a landing fee for a few years (I was doing it frequently enough that I paid for an annual subscription with unlimited landings). In Canada you won't ...
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How are pilots prepared for a go around on a simultaneous converging approach when the "converging chart" is not published?

The reason you don't see similar charts for the north+west operation (i.e. 35 + 27's) as for those that you pointed out for the south+east (i.e. 17 + 09's) operation has to do with the way the runways ...
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Why is the distance between BRY VOR and missed approach point 0.2 DME in the plan view, while it is specified as 0.1 DME below?

This might be a mistake in the chart. The Introduction to Jeppesen Navigation Charts defines the number between two navaids/fixes as follows: 10 — Nautical Mile (NM) distance between two navaids and ...
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Is it mandatory to go missed following full scale CDI deflection?

The point being, once you've reached a full scale deviation in IMC, there's no telling how much beyond it the airplane has gone. Your USA AIM 5-5-5 is quoted here, and point 'b' is sufficient to ...
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Does the pilot have to fly the entire published missed approach procedure if the circling approach is abandoned just prior to touchdown?

In the Center environment, when I clear you for an instrument approach, I'm protecting the missed approach, and I expect you to fly it if you cannot land safely, whatever your reason. Realistically, ...
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Where is the MAP for the LDA RWY 25 at Eagle County Regional

The missed approach point for the LDA without GS is CIPKU. I agree the FAA charts are not as easy to read as the Jeppesen chart.
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Why are there two Decision Altitudes at LTBR Bursa Yenişehir?

The glideslope altitude at the LOC MAP is 984. That’s not the DA.
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When do I execute a missed approach on a LOC approach when I can't identify the MAP?

Well, I’m not an FAA guy so I can’t find the relevant FAR quote, but going more general: ICAO Doc 8161 Vol 1 - Aircraft Operations I-4-6-1 6.1.4 Note 2 In the case of a missed approach with a ...
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What is the missed approach procedure when initiated below MDA/DA/DH?

I don’t really know the answer to 1), but you’re correct on 2) - obstacle clearance is not assured by regulations for a go-around below minima. However, due to all-engine aircraft performance most of ...
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Under FAR Part 121, is it mandatory to execute a missed approach when unable to land within the touchdown zone?

Part 135 pilot: I think there is the practical and legal answer here. The legal answer is yes you must execute a missed approach. That's why the regulation specifically uses the word "...
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When to go missed on a non-precision approach?

I realize this post is 5 years old but hopefully I can clarify for someone down the road. I’m 30+ years instrument rated, former CFI, 20+ years ATP mil and civil and I myself looked this up today…...
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How are pilots prepared for a go around on a simultaneous converging approach when the "converging chart" is not published?

First lets start with what is a Simultaneous Converging Instrument Approaches (SCIA), 7120.3BB section 10-3-15 Go-Around/Missed Approach states: Facility air traffic managers may develop procedural ...
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What exactly is the difference between "to","on" and "via" in the missed approach icons section of Jeppesen charts?

Top one: "TO" means after climbing to 3000 ft on the missed approach track, then proceed to the VOR, the missed approach fix, and pick up the 051ᵒ radial outbound, which will almost ...
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How do I fly direct to the VOR on a VOR missed approach?

If I were to fly it, I would start a climbing left turn (according to the MAP described on the chart) and simultaneously start turning the OBS to keep the needle centred until I am after a +/-210 ...
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Is it mandatory to go missed following full scale CDI deflection?

The FAA Airman Certification Standards (available here) for the instrument rating require the following: "The standard is to allow no more than a 3⁄4 scale deflection of either the vertical or ...
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