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final approach

Definition/Scope: (1) That part of an aircraft instrument approach procedure in which alignment and descent for landing are accomplished. (2) In a non-precision approach, the final approach normally begins at the final approach fix or point and ends at the missed approach point or fix; in a precision approach the final approach is deemed to commence at the glide path intercept point and ends at the decision height/altitude.

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