landing approach


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landing approach

The continuously changing position of an aircraft in space directed toward effecting a landing on a predetermined area.
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The system then guides the aircraft through the landing approach on a completely automatic basis and lands it precisely on the runway's centreline," Wimmer opined.
The actor was alone and at the controls of his Aviat Husky on a landing approach when he errantly flew over a Boeing 737 preparing for takeoff with 116 passengers and crew aboard, then landed his plane on a taxiway parallel to the runway assigned him.
Through the tests, NASA will see how the X-plane performs just after takeoff, going at supersonic speed and back to the start of the landing approach.
THE world's largest airship was forced to make a "higher than desired" landing approach to avoid potentially snagging a trailing line on trees, an interim report into the crash says.
The cycle time directly impacts the efficiency of the heat pump, and a soft landing approach is desired to reduce the acoustic noise generated by the pump during operation because the pump is designed for residential use.
What goes up during an initial climb must come down during a landing approach, and that's another flight phase when LOC-I accidents are likely to occur.
First is determining the accurate placement of the lift transducer and then performing an inflight calibration procedure using landing approach and stall warning speed data points, based on aircraft POH published speeds.
Being low on fuel, he descended down slowly and came for the landing approach. The aircraft landed on the runway with a thud, rolled steadily and came to a stop at the barrier.
Authorities said the Lear jet exploded on impact with a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard and plunged into a junkyard below as it was making its landing approach for Grand Bahama about 5:10pm (2210GMT), roughly an hour after takeoff from Nassau.
T He could not a!ord to get the landing approach wrong.
As the aircraft waited for takeoff clearance, an airborne student flying solo commenced his landing approach turn to the same runway.
Incidents of wake turbulence are expected to increase with more aircraft flying in the Vancouver area and with improved navigational systems that allow planes to more accurately follow the same precise landing approaches. A radio-controlled helicopter posed a "serious risk of collision" with an Air Canada passenger jet during its landing approach, according to federal aviation safety reports for last year at Vancouver International Airport.