resume normal speed

resume normal speed

An expression used by ATC (air traffic control) to advise a pilot that previously issued speed control restrictions are deleted. An instruction to “resume normal speed” does not delete speed restrictions that are applicable to published procedures of upcoming segments of flight, unless specifically stated by ATC. The pilot may not adhere to the minimum speed if so required in the interest of flight safety.
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ATC can cancel a speed restriction in a variety of ways, the first being a simple phrase: "Resume normal speed." That removes any previous ATC-assigned speed requirement.
They were 19 per cent slower to resume normal speed after braking and were more likely to crash.
Much of this confusion can be attributed to the often-heard ATC instruction to "resume normal speed." Receiving such an instruction should make a pilot pause to ask the existential question of "what is normal?" Until recently, the answer depended on whether there was a published speed restriction that applied to your route or not.
Most significantly, the use of "resume normal speed" has been scaled back to be issued only when no other speed restriction exists.
Trains will not be cleared to resume normal speeds until the safety procedures are completed.