Basics of Reading Approach Plates

Read and understand the information provided in this document:    Basics of Reading Approach Plates

NOTE:  The section on procedure turns will be covered in the next lesson, along with an introduction to holds.

This document from the FAA is provided for further detail and reference;  FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook 

You can also access individual sections of the Handbook from the FAA Instrument Procedures Website  (Chapter 4 - Approaches)

Keep in mind that regulations for Europe, Asia and other parts of the world that fall under ICAO, EurOps, local regulatory or other authority may differ from the FAA regulations.