curved approach

curved approach

An approach normally carried out by some fighters in which the aircraft is in a continuous turn from downwind until touchdown. In the MLS/GCA (microwave landing system/ground-controlled approach), the elliptical path followed by aircraft on either side of the centerline.
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That curved approach looked very similar to the approaches I saw in the recorded data with one exception--none of the flights involved flying at night.
A 1,000m-long cable stay bridge con-.sisting of four spans supported from three towers in the estuary; A unique design where the 80m high .central tower will be shorter than the two outer towers, which will be 110m (north tower) and 125m (south tower); A total length (including the bridge .and approach viaducts) of 2.13km; A deck carrying six lanes of traffic .(three in each direction) with a speed limit of 60mph; Up to 30 supporting piers carrying it .across the approach viaducts; and A curved approach at each end of the .bridge giving varying views of its unique design.
Mr Bell said: "With a curved approach and obstruction, it is extremely confusing and very complicated.
The flop is characterized by a curved approach run resembling the letter J.
If a curved approach is done correctly, you look before you turn.
The MLS offers wider coverage, missed approach, curved approach guidance and, an increased number of frequency channels that reduce interference probability with other airports.
Mr Truss strongly encouraged Gold Coast Airport to be alert to future technological advancements that may further add to safety and efficiency such as the Ground-Based Augmentation System, should they become available for implementation using a curved approach over water to the Airport.
Using the accuracy of satellite-based navigation, SMART Approaches follow a curved approach to the runway and create a more continuous descent, meaning the aircraft travels fewer miles, reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
It enables curved approach paths that can avoid difficult terrain or noise-sensitive areas and shortens flight tracks to the runway.
It enables curved approach paths that can avoid terrain or noise-sensitive areas.
The current timber deck bridge across Mt Emu Creek is single-lane, suffers substandard curved approaches, cannot carry heavy loads and is becoming increasingly expensive to maintain.
It should help us to continue to reduce the impact of flight operations on the area surrounding the airport." The two companies hope the Honeywell system, which is scheduled to start operations for CAT I approaches in the third quarter of 2014, will allow for segmented and curved approaches in the future.