OK... I have a nagging question that I can't figure out. I don't know if I just haven't found the answer yet or if it was a bad design by the FAA. I've read the TERPS criteria as well as how the pilot is supposed to comply with the approach plate. I also realize that we are talking about worst case scenarios and the likely hood of this scenario playing out is slim.
The question is what happens if I am flying a ILS (no LOC mins) only approach inside the Final Approach Fix and the glide slope fails? The obvious answer is to get radar vectors to another approach. As good instrument pilots we are taught to plan as though there are no radar services.
So the scenario is you are cleared for the Van Nuys ILS Rwy 16R approach proceed direct Fillmore maintain 6000 cleared approach. On the way over, a power failure knocks SOCAL approach radar out. As we proceed inbound, the glideslope on our receiver fails inside the FAF. To say the least, the marine layer has the approach below minimums.
Where is the missed approach point? Typically, the missed approach point is the decision altitude on the glide slope but we can't ideitify the MAP? Would you turn early on the missed approach course? Climb on the final course, keep descending? How can we comply with the TERPS design if we can't positively identify the missed approach point?
Other approaches to consider:
Reno ILS 16R
Washington Int'l ILS 15R
Thanks for pondering this question with me.