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September 2019 Issue

I’ll Be Missing You

Whether you expect them or not, missed approaches happen. Plan for and practice how youll set up for them well before leaving the final approach fix.

We all know how to fly a missed approach. We probably did a handful of them on our instrument checkrides, and when were out practicing approaches, even in a sim, we most often go missed. We may not be flying a full missed approach procedure as published, but we still have to reconfigure the airplane and climb away. When were practicing, we know how the approach will terminate: by going around at the missed approach point. Its what we expect when practicing.

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