b. Initial Vector and Altitude Assignment.
(1) The arrival controller informs the aircraft of the approach type and runway, airport, heliport,
or other point (as appropriate) to which the approach is made. In Figure 2-3, the inbound has been
handed off and identity confirmed. The arrival controller must now issue an initial vector before starting
a final approach and inform the pilot of the reason.
PHRASEOLOGY: ARMY SIX-TWO-THREE, FLY HEADING TWO-THREE-ZERO; THIS WILL
BE A SURVEILLANCE APPROACH TO RUNWAY SIX; DESCEND AND
MAINTAIN FOUR THOUSAND, OVER.
Figure 2-3. Arrival Strip.
(2) Notice that the checkmark in Block 17 (Figure 2-3) showing the inbound estimate has been
relayed to the tower by the flight data controller. Appropriate heading and altitudes are issued to place
the aircraft in a position on the final approach course to effect a radar handoff to the final controller.
c. No-Gyro Approach. When an aircraft makes a no-gyro surveillance approach,--
(1) Before issuing a vector, inform the pilot of the approach type.
WILL BE A NO-GYRO SURVEILLANCE APPROACH.
(2) Instruct the pilot when to start and stop the turn.
PHRASEOLOGY: TURN LEFT. STOP TURN.
(3) After turn onto final approach has been made and before the aircraft reaches the approach
gate, instruct the pilot to make half-standard-rate turns.
PHRASEOLOGY: MAKE HALF-STANDARD-RATE TURNS.
d. Low Approach and Touch-and-Go Aircraft.
(1) Before a pilot who plans to execute a low approach or touch and go begins final descent,
issue the appropriate