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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Concerning the AGQ-S scores, the entire groups of players were grouped into 'high approach' and 'low approach' groups based only on their AGQ-S responses.
The situation was affected by the fact that the runway at the airport is shorter than normal due to renovation work being carried out at the airport, as the pilot made a low approach to get the most out of the runway.
Jets take a low approach on their way to the Atlanta airport and come in so low that the rows of lit windows can be easily seen.
It wouldn't be the first time I've seen a pilot do a low approach to shoo something furry, scaly, or feathery off the runway.
Do a low approach for a glimpse of the runway, go missed, stay in the pattern and land without lighting?
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. The tower controller made it clear that a 4-ship was on final and he subsequently approved the 2-ship's request for a left closed pattern.
Another variation is the low approach, which can be combined with an aileron/rudder maneuver to touch each main wheel independently, then add power and fly away.
We made our request for a circle to a low approach to a different runway and miss.
The civilian aircraft conducted a low approach to the off-duty runway and then climbed to within 300-400 feet of the other aircraft during departure.
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."
After a successful VOR procedure, the pilot conducted a low approach to the runway and was then cleared direct to the VOR.