Approach

Can you fly a straight-in approach at a non-towered airport?

2022-06-27T08:28:56-05:00June 27th, 2022|

There are in fact no regulations prohibiting straight-in approaches at non-towered airports because the FAA does not regulate pattern entry procedures. However, just like any other approach to an airport environment, pilots executing a straight-in approach should not disrupt the flow of other traffic arriving at and departing from the airport. 

What does the term ʺstabilized approachʺ mean?

2021-07-06T14:24:25-05:00February 4th, 2021|

The term ʺstabilized approachʺ often appears as something of a buzzword in articles and incident reports, as in, ʺThe pilot failed to establish a stabilized approach.ʺ  I get the general idea, but when is an approach actually considered ʺstabilized?ʺ The concept of a stabilized approach was first introduced by the airlines in the 1950s and [...]

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