February 2007 Issue

Stabilized Approaches

Whether flying an instrument procedure or using the VFR traffic pattern, a good landing is much more likely after a stabilized approach.

A good landing comes from a good approach. Itís hard to make a good landing from a bad approach. Iíve heard both these axioms many times during my ongoing quest for the perfect flight (and have repeated them often to my students) because for the most part itís true. A good, and more importantly safe, arrival depends on the process we use to get there

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