or for a point-in-space approach
A MISSED APPROACH POINT (distance) MILES
(direction from landing area) OF (name) AIRPORT (or HELIPORT).
(3) Provide recommended altitudes on final approach if the pilot requests them. If recommended
altitudes are requested, inform the pilot that recommended altitudes at or above the published minimum
descent altitude will be given for each mile on final.
PHRASEOLOGY: RECOMMENDED ALTITUDES WILL BE FURNISHED EACH MILE
ON FINAL APPROACH.
(4) Inform the pilot making an approach to an airport not served by a tower that no traffic or
landing runway information is available for the airport.
PHRASEOLOGY: NO TRAFFIC OR LANDING RUNWAY INFORMATION AVAILABLE
FOR THE AIRPORT.
d. Lost Communications. When weather reports indicate that an aircraft will likely encounter IFR
weather conditions during the approach, take the following actions as soon as possible after establishing
radar identification and radio communications. (These actions may be omitted after the first approach
when successive approaches are made and the instructions remain the same.)
NOTE: The ATC facilities at US Army and USAF installations are not required to transmit lost
communications instructions to military aircraft. All military facilities will issue specific lost
communications instructions to civil aircraft when required.
(1) If lost communication instructions will require the pilot to fly an unpublished route, issue an
appropriate altitude to the pilot. If lost communication instructions are the same for the pattern and
final, the pattern or vector controller shall issue both.
(2) If radio communication is lost for a specified time interval (not more than one minute) on
vector to final approach, 15 seconds on a surveillance final approach, or 5 seconds on a PAR final
approach, advise the pilot to--
(a) Attempt contact on a secondary or tower frequency.
(b) Proceed according to VFR, if possible.