Continuous Descent Final Approach

Continuous Descent Final Approach
Non-precision approaches were not originally designed with a vertical path, but may easily be flown using a Continuous Descent Final Approach (CDFA) technique. Flying non-precision approaches with a continuous descent profile provides a safety advantage over flying approaches using the dive-and-drive technique. The Continuous Descent Final Approach highlights how to implement CDFA to incorporate the safety benefits derived from flying a continuous descent in a stabilized manner as a standard practice on a non-precision approach.

 

The module was designed to meet the training requirements for Ops Spec / C073 – Vertical Navigation (VNAV) Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) Using Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) as a Decision Altitude (DA)/Decision Height (DH) and FAA AC 120-108.
The module is not required by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS‑BAO). Training is required if you are seeking or are issued Letter of Authorization C073 – Vertical Navigation (VNAV) Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) Using Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) as a Decision Altitude (DA)/Decision Height (DH). The module meets the training requirements of FAA AC 120-108.
  • Controlled Flight Into Terrain
  • Visual Descent Point
  • Approach VNAV
  • Minimums

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