Initial Approach Fix

Initial Approach Fix

Das Initial Approach Fix (IAF) ist ein Wegpunkt, an dem das Standard-Anflugverfahren für IFR-Anflüge, beginnt. An diesem Punkt setzt der Pilot zum Landeanflug (engl. approach) auf einen Flughafen oder Landeplatz an und beendet die Phase des Reisefluges.

Am Initial Approach Fix beginnt der initial approach.

Dieser Begriff und damit die strenge Unterscheidung von Reiseflug und Landeanflug ist beim Fliegen unter VFR-Bedingungen nicht gebräuchlich.

Nach dem Initial Approach Fix kommt das Final Approach Fix (FAF).


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