Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2551 times:
Quoting PGNCS (Reply 4): This verbiage is very common in the UK.
In the US, you'll most commonly hear "Maintain 5000 till established" as part of your approach clearance or "Maintain 5000 till FIX" where FIX is the location you'll intercept the glideslope at 5000ft.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22157 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2538 times:
Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 5): In the US, you'll most commonly hear "Maintain 5000 till established" as part of your approach clearance
Which means that once you're established on the localizer, you can descend to follow the altitude restrictions published on the approach plate. Say I've been instructed to maintain 4,000 until established, and once I'm established, I'm on a portion of the approach where the minimum altitude is 3,000. I can (and should) descend down to 3,000 at that time, and continue descending along with the published procedure until I get to the glideslope interception altitude.
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