Features

February 2015 Issue

Misconfigured

Going around after touchdown is a max-performance maneuver requiring the correct airplane configuration.

We’ve all performed a go-around at one point or another, certainly in training. Many of them are begun at some altitude close to the runway, when it becomes obvious a go-around is preferable to rolling off the end of the runway. In most of the airplanes we fly, going around can be a relatively simple matter. It is, however, a high-workload maneuver and can require some finesse.

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