Final Approach Fix 'X'

The Final Approach Fix is a location during the approach path, where the Altitude restrictions are released and further descent down to the Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA - see Approach Minima Section) is allowed. This is also a reporting point where TOWER can be informed you are on final and need clearance to land, touch-go, etc..

On this approach, you can see on the small scale below the dotted line, the FAF is 6.5 miles from the runway threshold and has an ALTITUDE RESTRICTION of AT or ABOVE 2100 ft. MSL. Typically, the FAF is within 4-6 miles of the runway threshold.