5-11-4. DESCENT INSTRUCTIONS

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  • 5-11-4. DESCENT INSTRUCTIONS

    When an aircraft reaches the descent point, issue one of the following as appropriate:

    1. Unless a descent restriction exists, advise the aircraft to descend to the MDA.
      • PHRASEOLOGY
      • (Number) MILES FROM RUNWAY/AIRPORT/ HELIPORT. DESCEND TO YOUR MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE.
    2. When a descent restriction exists, specify the prescribed restriction altitude. When the aircraft has passed the altitude limiting point, advise to continue descent to MDA.
      • PHRASEOLOGY
      • (Number) MILES FROM RUNWAY/AIRPORT/ HELIPORT. DESCEND AND MAINTAIN (restriction altitude).
      • DESCEND TO YOUR MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE.
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