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Preface

How can ATC assign you an altitude below the charted terminal arrival area altitude?

1.

They can't.

2.

You missed the fine print on the chart. Itís in there.

3.

Whenever operationally necessary

4.

Using a minimum vectoring altitude (MVA) or minimum instrument altitude (MIA)

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