STARs and Approach Plate

I just discovered where STARs end and where a runway Approach plate begins is different. How would a pilot transfer from the end of the STAR to the beginning of the runway Approach plate? Do they get vectors?

STAR
http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/SEA/STAR/CHINS+TWO/pdf

APPROACH PLATE
http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/SEA/IAP/ILS+OR+LOC+RWY+16C/pdf

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Why don’t you post the plates? I’m guessing you’re missing something.

Read… it’s all there… plain and simple

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As the OP said it’s all there.


You actually need to read the STAR information.

  • Auburn thence
  • Landing North heading 250 for vectors to final approach
  • Landing South heading 343 for vectors to final approach

So that means that they’ll be vectored… right?

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No, the whole purpose of the STAR and SIDs is to reduce controller workload. Rather than be vectored and given altitudes for each point, the pilot will simply file for one of these predetermined procedures. The pilot will fly from fix to fix as the procedure is defined without specific instruction from the controller unless they’d like any deviations for traffic or weather.

These procedures allow the controller to avoid giving the same instructions 10000000 a day, expediting the movement of traffic in busy airspace.

EDIT: Misunderstood your question. They will be vectored at the end of the STAR for the approach, then the pilot will use the approach plate for their own reference. Typically following a SID the pilot will just proceed as filed unless alternate instructions are necessary.

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At the end of the star they will be vectored to intercept the IAF - inbound.

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Thanks, everything makes senescence now.

Wait, is SID also a DP? And SIDs and STARs are basically like arrival and departure procedure of an airport right?

Yea a SID is for departure Standard Instrument Departure.

A STAR is for arrivals Standard Terminal Arival Route.

Google is your friend man.

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