If I'm asked to maintain best speed, I use a power setting and airplane configuration that puts me up to 40- to 50-percent above my approach gate
speed and, in the case of a retractable gear airplane, just below gear extension/operation speed ([V.sub.LE]/[V.sub.LO]).
These vectors are based on an imaginary point called the "approach gate
." Take a look at any final approach fix.
unknown persons approach gate
, enter field and by unknown means capture nine sheep.
Workers onboard three jeepneys, said Bayan, tried to approach Gate
3 of the brewery compound but guards blocked them and drove them back to Gate 2.
Photo: Metal-framed, glass-louvered window lets homeowner view visitors from inside courtyard as they approach gate
up the front walk
Given the aircraft's position, a turn close to the approach gate
(about two miles outside the FAF) was going to be required.
The ugliness can result from many factors: Thunderstorms sitting over an approach gate
; an emergency; a runway closure; too much traffic; too few controllers.
An approach gate
is an imaginary point ATC uses to vector aircraft to the final approach course.
This is where the concept of the "approach gate
" is employed, which the FAA's Instrument Procedures Handbook, FAA-H-8261-1A, defines as "an imaginary point used within ATC as a basis for vectoring aircraft to the final approach course.