low approach


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low approach

i. An approach over an airport or a runway following an instrument approach procedure or VFR (visual flight rules) approach, including the overshoot maneuver, where the pilot does not make a contact with the runway and goes around from a very low height.
ii. An approach which is well below the specified glide path and its continuation is likely to result in the aircraft touching short of the touchdown point.
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It will feature superior handling qualities at a low approach speed, and will be capable of delivering more than 20,000 pounds of ordnance from two internal and six external weapon stations.
It was Argentina's Day of Indepen-dence and the Skyhawk pilots had the upper hand as their fast, low approach over land played havoc with the Coventry's radar system.
A low approach angle ct, for the dispersive rotor wing, is expected to yield high fill levels, high localized pressures in the wedge region, thus maximizing the flow of material over the rotor tip.
The situation was affected by the fact that the runway at the airport is shorter than normal due to renovation work being carried out at the airport, as the pilot made a low approach to get the most out of the runway.
Jets take a low approach on their way to the Atlanta airport and come in so low that the rows of lit windows can be easily seen.
When #1 was on a 9-mile final, another 2-ship of F-16s requested closed after a low approach.
WE WERE TOLD TO SET UP for a straight-in, expecting the waveoff for a low approach, so that everyone could get a look at what we had.
The C-5 made a low approach and then came back around for the landing.
Because we already had oriented our aircraft for an emergency return, we asked tower for a low approach to inspect our gear.
After then experiencing unusual gear indications, a subsequent low approach was flown; the SOF confirmed all three gears were down and locked.
After switching-up tower, I coordinated for a low approach by the wheels-watch cart at the approach end.