Learning Experiences

February 2017 Issue

Not As Good As I Thought

The departure and en route phases were routine, and soon I was letting down for my destination. I already had the GPS approach procedure loaded and had joined the final approach course about five miles earlier. Slipping past the final approach fix, I lowered the gear and established an attitude I knew would give me a constant glide to the runway. The runway in use dictated circling and using the appropriate minimums, but the ceiling was high enough to make this a non-issue.

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