Some initial fixes eliminated and MDA lowered by 40’
Scheduled to publish July 16, 2020, the RNAV (GPS) RWY 22 approach procedure into Clermont County Airport (I69) is set to undergo changes including the elimination of two initial approach fixes (IAFs). The remaining IAF, JERAL, includes a holding pattern in lieu of procedure turn required under certain circumstances.
For flights requiring a course reversal at JERAL (those flights arriving at the fix with more than a 90 degree turn to the final approach course), should note the addition of a maximum altitude of 6,000 and minimum altitude of 2,600’ in the holding pattern.
Also new are modified minimum safe altitudes (MSAs). 2,600’ is the MSA within 12nm of JERAL. The MSA rises to 3,000’ south/southwest of JERAL between 12 and 30nm and 3,100’ north/northeast of JERAL from 12 to 30nm.
MDAs have been lowered for all categories (LP, LNAV and circling) by 40’ which allows for a descent to 1,160’ (321’ AGL) for aircraft capable of LP approach minimums. The minimum visibility of 1nm remains the same. Circling at night to RWY 4 remains prohibited.