low approach


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low approach

i. An approach over an airport or a runway following an instrument approach procedure or VFR (visual flight rules) approach, including the overshoot maneuver, where the pilot does not make a contact with the runway and goes around from a very low height.
ii. An approach which is well below the specified glide path and its continuation is likely to result in the aircraft touching short of the touchdown point.
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It was proposed that those players who scored high on the approach scale may perform better than their low approach counterparts due to their positive achievement patterns and intrinsic motivation.
According to the pilot, "there was a noticeable lag in the response of the engine" during a low approach, and the engine lost power.
is clear: "(a) Do not issue a landing clearance to an aircraft requesting a full-stop, touch-and-go, stop-and-go, option, or unrestricted low approach on the same runway with an aircraft that is holding in position or taxiing to line up and wait until the aircraft in position starts takeoff roll.
Pensacola Approach directed us to runway 5 at South Whiting field and we set up for a long, straight-in, low approach so that ground personnel could visually check our landing gear.
When #1 was on a 9-mile final, another 2-ship of F-16s requested closed after a low approach.
When an aircraft is authorized to line up and wait, inform it of the closest traffic requesting a full-stop, touch-and-go, stop-and- go, option, or unrestricted low approach to the same runway.
After a successful VOR procedure, the pilot conducted a low approach to the runway and was then cleared direct to the VOR.
The C-5 made a low approach and then came back around for the landing.
Once beneath the deck, he could shoot a low approach, report cancellation of his IFR clearance, and proceed VFR to his original destination.
WE WERE TOLD TO SET UP for a straight-in, expecting the waveoff for a low approach, so that everyone could get a look at what we had.
After then experiencing unusual gear indications, a subsequent low approach was flown; the SOF confirmed all three gears were down and locked.