ATC can't see you, the runway environment
, or if there's airborne traffic in the immediate area that could impact you.
If the runway environment
is not in sight at the missed approach point, or for any other reason the pilot decides to miss the approach, the airplane will trend toward the missed approach climb when you apply climb power and clean up the airframe.
Pilots are provided with an enhanced level of situational awareness with SVT, which presents a 3D depiction of terrain, traffic, obstacles, the runway environment
and more within the GHD, supplementing the outside view with pertinent flight information.
Increased situational awareness provided by Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT(TM)), presents a 3D depiction of virtual terrain, obstacles, traffic and the runway environment
My wingman, the squadron CO, shot the first approach and informed us that he was unable to see the runway environment
at the decision height and was executing a missed approach.
Using the EVS camera, you're looking for the runway lead-in lights and the features of the surrounding runway environment
. If the EVS doesn't pick up ground signatures as you get closer to minimums on the approach, it's a pretty good bet that you'll be making a missed approach.
The validation exercise at Frankfurt Airport was highly significant in that it tested how such an intelligent airfield ground lighting guidance concept could operate in a highly complex runway environment
, according to Dr Rolf Felkel, Vice President Airside, Landside and Security Applications at Fraport.
Optional equipment on the Challenger 605 jet now includes the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS), providing pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment
in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility or darkness.
Given the proximity of the loading area to the runway environment
, using whistles during this evolution could possibly have prevented the incident.
The 24 December 2009 approval, the first of its kind for the airline industry, permits FedEx to begin performing instrument landing system (ILS) approaches with ground visibility as low as 305m (1,000ft), significantly less than the usual 732m (2,400ft) runway visual range (RVR) needed to start a category 1 ILS, a horizontal and vertically guided approach for which the pilots must see the runway environment
at 61m (200ft) in order to continue in for landing.
Upon landing, the aircrew witnessed several flocks of pigeons transiting the runway environment
. When ready to depart, the crew proactively notified tower to disperse the birds from the runway and briefed bird strike/takeoff abort procedures given their high gross weight and the limited runway length and hazards at Salerno.