# What is a barbed procedure turn?

## What is a barbed procedure turn?

“a barbed arrow indicates the maneuvering side of the outbound course on which the procedure turn is made” That only means the procedure must be flown on the east side of the outbound course.

## What direction do you turn in a procedure turn?

Standard 45° procedure turn (or 45°/180° pattern)

1. Start timing at point A (usually identified on approach procedure by a fix).
2. After flying outbound for 2 minutes (point B), turn left 45° to a heading of 315° using a standard rate turn.

How far do you fly for procedure turn?

10 miles
According to the AIM, “pilots should begin the outbound turn immediately after passing the procedure turn fix. The procedure turn maneuver must be executed within the distance specified in the profile view. The normal procedure turn distance is 10 miles.

### What are the 3 maneuvers for a reversal procedure?

There are three generally recognized maneuvers related to the reversal procedure, each with its own airspace characteristics:

• i. A 45°/180° procedure turn.
• ii. A 180°/260° procedure turn.
• iii. A base turn.

### What does the absence of the procedure turn barb on the plan view on an approach chart indicate?

The absence of the procedure turn barbed arrow in the plan view means indicates that a procedure turn is not authorized for that procedure.

What does the absence of the procedure turn barb on the plan view of an approach?

#### Do you always have to fly the procedure turn?

To PT or NoPT The rules are actually pretty clear about when to fly the thing. We’re told by 14 CFR 91.175(j) that a procedure turn is not allowed without ATC clearance when receiving radar vectors to the final approach course or fix, making a timed approach from holding, or when the procedure specifies “NoPT.” “Ah ha!

#### How do you do an 80 260 turn?

The 80°/260°. To begin the reversal maneuver, make an 80° turn away from the outbound track toward the maneuvering side followed by an immediate 260° turn in the opposite direction to intercept the inbound course.

When should you descend on turns?

You can see on the profile view that the procedure turn altitude floor is 3,000 feet. That means you can descend from 6,000 to 3,000 feet after crossing ZACKS outbound, and then down to 2,100 feet after established inbound.

## When must you do a procedure turn?

Proposed AIM Revision: 5-4-9. Procedure Turn: A procedure turn is the maneuver prescribed when it is necessary to reverse direction to establish the aircraft inbound on an intermediate or final approach course. The procedure turn or hold-in-lieu-of-PT is a required maneuver when it is depicted on the approach chart.

When should you not do a procedure turn?

When is a procedure turn required or not required?

1. When the symbol “No PT” is depicted on the initial segment being used.
2. When receiving radar vectors to the final approach course.
3. When conducting a timed approach from a holding fix.

### Can I descend on a feeder route?

Once you are established (i.e. after FIXXX) you may descend in accordance with the published approach procedure. I have not experienced this, but an instructor brought up this possibility during a discussion on feeder routes.

Can you descend when cleared for the approach?

Per the Instrument Procedures Handbook, “Once cleared for the approach, pilots may descend in the TAA sector to the minimum altitude depicted within the defined area/subdivision, unless instructed otherwise by air traffic control.