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==Description==
 
==Description==
 
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A side-step manoeuvre, allowed by some [[NAAs|National Aviation Authority (NAA)]], is an [[IFR|Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)]] approach profile to closely spaced parallel runways in which the aircraft conducts the approach to one of the runways but lands on the other.
 
==Discussion==
 
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Side-step manoeuvres are only permitted on parallel runways that are separated by 1200' or less. Where side-step manoeuvres are authorised, ATC may clear an aircraft to conduct a standard instrument approach procedure to either one of the parallel runways to be followed by a straight−in landing on the adjacent runway. The ATC clearance will specify the approach procedure to be flown as well as the landing runway. For example,  "cleared ILS approach runway 26 left, side-step to runway 26 right", or similar wording. Pilots are expected to commence the side−step manoeuvre as soon as possible after the runway or runway environment is in sight. Compliance with any minimum altitudes, that are associated with stepdown fixes, is expected, even after the side−step manoeuvre is initiated.
  
 
==Go-around from a Side-step Manoeuvre==
 
==Go-around from a Side-step Manoeuvre==
5−4−19. Side−step Maneuver a. ATC may authorize a standard instrument approach procedure which serves either one of parallel runways that are separated by 1,200 feet or
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  b. Aircraft that will execute a side−step maneuver will be cleared for a specified approach procedure and landing on the adjacent parallel runway. Example, “cleared ILS runway 7 left approach, side−step to runway 7 right.” NOTE− Side−step minima are flown to a Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) regardless of the approach authorized. c. Landing minimums to the adjacent runway will be based on nonprecision criteria and therefore higher than the precision minimums to the primary runway, but will normally be lower than the published circling minimums.
less followed by a straight−in landing on the adjacent runway. b. Aircraft that will execute a side−step maneuver will be cleared for a specified approach procedure and landing on the adjacent parallel runway. Example, “cleared ILS runway 7 left approach, side−step to runway 7 right.” Pilots are expected to commence the side−step maneuver as soon as possible after the runway or runway environment is in sight. Compliance with minimum altitudes associated with stepdown fixes is expected even after the side−step maneuver is initiated. NOTE− Side−step minima are flown to a Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) regardless of the approach authorized. c. Landing minimums to the adjacent runway will be based on nonprecision criteria and therefore higher than the precision minimums to the primary runway, but will normally be lower than the published circling minimums.
 
  
 
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Description

A side-step manoeuvre, allowed by some National Aviation Authority (NAA), is an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) approach profile to closely spaced parallel runways in which the aircraft conducts the approach to one of the runways but lands on the other.

Discussion

Side-step manoeuvres are only permitted on parallel runways that are separated by 1200' or less. Where side-step manoeuvres are authorised, ATC may clear an aircraft to conduct a standard instrument approach procedure to either one of the parallel runways to be followed by a straight−in landing on the adjacent runway. The ATC clearance will specify the approach procedure to be flown as well as the landing runway. For example, "cleared ILS approach runway 26 left, side-step to runway 26 right", or similar wording. Pilots are expected to commence the side−step manoeuvre as soon as possible after the runway or runway environment is in sight. Compliance with any minimum altitudes, that are associated with stepdown fixes, is expected, even after the side−step manoeuvre is initiated.

Go-around from a Side-step Manoeuvre

 b. Aircraft that will execute a side−step maneuver will be cleared for a specified approach procedure and landing on the adjacent parallel runway. Example, “cleared ILS runway 7 left approach, side−step to runway 7 right.”  NOTE− Side−step minima are flown to a Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) regardless of the approach authorized. c. Landing minimums to the adjacent runway will be based on nonprecision criteria and therefore higher than the precision minimums to the primary runway, but will normally be lower than the published circling minimums.

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Further Reading

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

  • ICAO Annex 6: Operation of Aircraft;
  • ICAO Doc 8168: Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS) Vol I - Flight Procedures);