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Executing Missed Approach Procedure.

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So, at DA(H) or MDA(H) we do not have visual and we go around.

We add full power and establish climb attitude simultaneously.

So, do we fly the published missed approach procedure right away, or we have to report to ATC and then receive instructions on MA procedure ?


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  1. Russ Roslewski on Jun 17, 2016

    Think about that for a moment.

    Do you really want to wait for ATC approval before executing the missed approach here?


    I think the IPH and the AIM will have all the answers you need (and the references for them, aren’t you studying to be a CFI?)

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  2. John D Collins on Jun 18, 2016

    We go around at the MAP, not on reaching the MDA(H). On a vertically guided approach we go around at the DA(H). When you are cleared for the approach, you are also cleared for the missed approach, except when conducting practice approaches.

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  3. Mark Kolber on Jun 22, 2016

    I love Russ’s answer. Sometimes you just have to think about it for a moment.

    The FAA’s manual for instructors talks about levels of learning: Rote | Understanding | Application | Correlation. None of them work very well without “Thinking”

    What is the purpose of a published missed approach? No. It’s not a traffic function. The alternate missed instructions you often get in some busier areas have a traffic component, but the published missed has one and only one purpose – to safely get you from the MAP back to a safe altitude without hitting anything. Does that sound like something you need to wait for? Also consider that, in some areas, the MAP may be below an altitude where ATC and you can even speak to each other. If you wait to speak to ATC before you climb, you might never climb.

    If you want a “Rote” answer rather than one that requires “Understanding,” “Application,” “Correlation,” or “Thought” the AIM does tells us the obvious – you were cleared for a procedure, not just part of it.

    A clearance for an instrument approach procedure includes a clearance to fly the published missed approach procedure, unless otherwise instructed by ATC.

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