landing threshold


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landing threshold

landing threshold
The beginning of that portion of a runway usable for landing. It is indicated by a series of long white lines.
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As the era of GCA ashore concludes and the comforting phrases "approaching glidepath, begin descent" or "over landing threshold, on course" are no longer heard in headsets, the next-generation PALC systems will continue the Navy and Marine Corps ATC tradition of bringing our aircrew back safely.
Consciously check your aiming point, glidepath, airplane configuration, attitude, power setting and airspeed as you near the landing threshold.
Turning an emergency into a good beer story often means riding the balance between keeping the long-term goal in view--the landing threshold, in the case of this dead-stick--and the immediate needs.
The accident site was about one mile south the Run-way 31 landing threshold, and 0.
Flying on instruments and the moving map only, fly over the landing threshold as shown on the map, start your spiral down with the 30-degree bank, and see how fast you're coming down in the current condition.
It's adjusted to be 700 feet wide at the landing threshold.
The system consists of steady-burning white lights that start 100 feet beyond the landing threshold and extend to 3000 feet beyond the landing threshold or to the midpoint of the runway, whichever is less.
The gate will be established along the final approach course one mile from the final approach fix on the side away from the airport and will be no closer than five miles from the landing threshold.