Missed Approach Point

The Missed Approach Point is a location during the approach path, that requires a POSITIVE VISUAL identification of the Runway Environment in order for the landing to be allowed. At this point, while maintaining the MINIMUM allowed altitude (given in the Approach Minima Section) if the runway environment can NOT be seen, the crew must execute a Missed approach.

This point is also the point on the approach where the crew may DESCEND below the Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA- see the Approach Minima Section) if the runway environment has been visualized.

We know this is the Missed Approach point because of the transition of a SOLID black line into a dotted line curving upwards. We also know this point exists 14.7 nm from GVO as well as 0.5 miles from the runway threshold.