Part 7 — Missed Approach Procedures


To facilitate the student learning:

  • to retrieve and arm the missed approach procedure from the GPS database
  • to execute the missed approach using the GPS


Pilots flying under IFR must be prepared to execute a missed approach on all approaches.

Essential Background Knowledge

Explain how activate a missed approach

Explain how to execute a missed approach

Advice to Instructors

The missed approach should be practiced frequently to ensure the student can do it efficiently and safely. The transition from the landing configuration to the go around, the completion of after take off aircraft checks, conducting frequency shifts for radio calls and activating the missed approach all draw pilot attention into the cockpit during this critical regime of flight. Extreme care must be taken to ensure a proper lookout is maintained for other traffic.

Air Instruction and Student Practice

The student should execute a missed approach on every practice approach. It is assumed that the student knows how to land the aircraft.

Completion Standards

The student shall be able to:

  • activate the missed approach
  • execute the missed approach procedure including after takeoff checklist, management of navigation aids and adherence to ATC clearance
  • establish the aircraft on the missed approach track
  • maintain the track within 1/2 deflection of the track bar
  • maintain published or cleared vertical navigation minima within 100 feet
  • identify waypoint passage
  • execute missed approaches using GPS for guidance