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Initial Approach


Initial Approach definition: get a summary, overview, and a better understanding of this term in the Dauntless Jaunter Travel Glossary.

Updated: 2017-03-27.

Initial approach, in airline parlance and usually called out over the intercom, is just an FYI for passengers and the cabin crew that the plane is starting its descent into the destination airport; wheels down may still be awhile.

More technically, the initial approach segment is one of the first procedures within an instrument approach.

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