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June 2007 Issue

Going Around

Perhaps just as important as landing is learning how not to land. Perfect the go-around maneuver so you can land after the next approach.

As a single-engine airplane flight instructor serving members of my home airportís flying clubs, Iíve learned there are many ways to safely bring an airplane back to earth, though some are more elegant than others. But the one maneuver that shows me for certain whether an individual is ready for his or her first solo or is worthy of a flight review endorsement is the go-around, or aborted landing.

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