From the 90 position, a descending turn should be used to arrive in the groove at
1.3 to 1.5 DME and 500-550 feet.
The pilot should intercept and fly a 3-degree glideslope to abeam the landing
An offset approach shall be used. The pilot shall decelerate along the port side of
the ship, one plane-width from the deck edge.
Fixed Wing Approach Procedures under Case II Conditions
These procedures shall be utilized during day and night operations when it is
anticipated that IMC will be encountered during descent but weather at the ship is at
least 1,000-foot ceiling (night) or 800-foot ceiling (day) and visibility is 5 miles.
Case II minimums may be modified by the ship s commanding officer for special
operations. During Case II, positive control shall be utilized until the flight leader/pilot
reports the ship in sight. AATCC shall be fully manned and ready (when applicable) to
assume control of Case III in the event weather deteriorates to below Case II
Case II recoveries shall not be conducted concurrently with
Case III departures.
During Case II recoveries, aircraft shall be provided positive control until flight
leaders/aircraft report ―see you,‖ at that time normal Case I procedures are followed.
Aircraft are vectored or conduct an instrument approach to arrive at 12 nm 1,200 feet
wings level. If the first flight/aircraft is unable to gain visual contact at 12 nm, a
controlled descent to 800 feet may be given. If aircraft fail to gain visual contact by 5
miles, they shall be vectored into the RADAR pattern and provided a CCA approach or,
at the request of the pilots and consent of AATCC, a TACAN approach. Subsequent
aircraft shall be recovered using Case III procedures.
Fixed Wing Approach Procedures under Special Case II Conditions
When ship s weather report does not meet Case II Criteria with visibility being the only
restrictor and prevailing visibility is 3 miles or greater, the Air Officer may approve
continuation to 3 miles. Aircraft that do not have ship in sight at 3 miles shall
immediately be vectored into the RADAR pattern for recovery. Operations under Case II
conditions shall be suspended.