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What is the missed approach point in an instrument approach procedure?

  • A
    It is a point determined by the pilot for initiating a missed approach, if the approach CANNOT be continued.
  • B
    It is the point where the pilot would initiate a missed approach, if the approach CANNOT be continued.
  • C

    It is where the final approach segment terminates.

  • D
    It is where the decision point is located.

ICAO Doc 8168
Chapter 1. Definitions

Missed approach point (MAPt). That point in an instrument approach procedure at or before which the prescribed missed approach procedure must be initiated in order to ensure that the minimum obstacle clearance is not infringed.


Chapter 6. MISSED APPROACH SEGMENT

6.1.5 The MAPt in a procedure may be defined by:

a) the point of intersection of an electronic glide path with the applicable DA/H in APV or precision approaches; or
b) a navigation facility, a fix, or a specified distance from the final approach fix (FAF) in non-precision approaches.

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