FINAL APPROACH [ICAO]- That part of an instrument approach procedure which commences at the specified final approach fix or point, or where such a fix or point is not specified.
a. At the end of the last procedure turn, base turn or inbound turn of a racetrack procedure, if specified; or
b. At the point of interception of the last track specified in the approach procedure; and ends at a point in the vicinity of an aerodrome from which:
- 1. A landing can be made; or
- 2. A missed approach procedure is initiated.
From the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge:
- Final approach - Part of an instrument approach procedure in which alignment and descent for landing are accomplished.