approach speed

approach speed

The recommended speed provided in aircraft manuals used by pilots when making an approach to land. This speed will vary for different segments of an approach as well as for the aircraft weight and configuration.
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At the Vectors Gate, and unless you're keeping your speed up for some reason, slow the airplane to your preferred approach speed, one allowing you to establish the airplane's preferred approach configuration without any additional adjustments.
Max gear/ flap speed was 240 KIAS, and they just zipped around on approach at 240 right up to glideslope intercept, dirtied up the "sugar rocket" set power to hold the eventual final approach speed and slid down the glideslope as speed bled off to the final value just before power reduction for landing.
Trains coming to the station will reduce their approach speed from 10 miles per hour to 5 miles per hour for safety, NJ Transit Executive Director (http://bigstory.ap.org/article/856353461d954e9bba6f1be1ddf381b2/additional-tracks-opening-monday-morning-hoboken-terminal) Steven Santoro said.
According to flight tracking website flightradar24, the 13-year-old Boeing 777-300 came in to landing at a speed of 155 knots (287 kilometres), slightly higher than Boeing's recommended 149 knots approach speed. The aircraft then increased its speed to 180 knots within seconds whilst continue its descent before coming to a halt.
Under the first, drivers only knew the approach speed and distance to the stop (that is, internal information).
Another potential source of variation was the approach speed. This is a controllable instrument parameter that we considered as an explanation.
It features an innovative dual-speed proportional valve for pneumatic pressure control, allowing the user to program individual settings for initial part approach speed, contact pressure, weld pressure, and cooling pressure in pass code protected memory.
The indicator includes a cluster of green LEDs at the "sweet spot" for approach speed, which corresponds pretty closely to climbout speed for the Skyhawk.
The pilots failed to notice their approach speed dropping.
The Falcon 5X is expected to have a balanced field length of about 5,250 feet/1600 meters (MTOW, ISA, SL) and an approach speed of about 105 kts at typical landing weight.
Inscribed circle radius, splitter island width and circulating roadway width are the variables of each scenario respectively, while traffic flow, approach speed and time gap are imposed as parameters for each scenario.
In the case of Asiana Flight 214, how do you let the airplane get 30 knots below the desired approach speed and just sit there waiting for the auto throttles to fix it--with four pilots on board?