Minimum descent altitude

Minimum descent altitude (MDA) is the lowest altitude specified in an instrument approach procedure, expressed in feet above mean sea level, to which descent is authorized on final approach or during circle-to-land maneuvering until the pilot sees the required visual references for the heliport or runway of intended landing.


14 CFR § 1.1

Scoping language

As used in Subchapters A through K of this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

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