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Flying a Manual Go-around

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To add a slightly more practical point, those who fly aircraft without an auto go around capability should normally get time to practice this transition at every simulator recurrency. These pilots, subject only to aircraft type familiarity, should only expect to experience a real challenge when initiating an unexpected go around from an altitude above DA/MDA unless this is also practiced during simulator recurrency sessions. Such practice is becoming more prevalent as Operators increasingly find, through FDM data analysis, how all go arounds are actually flown. Those who have auto go-around aircraft need to be sure that they maintain manual reversion skills since these will probably be needed only rarely.--Joe.scott 22:21, 29 January 2008 (CET)

Editorial Comment

Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Textual alterations made to address these points.--Ian.Wigmore 11:57, 6 February 2008 (CET)

manual reversion without any expectation...

Perhaps the most difficult transition to a manual go around (and one well worth including in simulator recurrency training) is when flight crew on a 'modern' aircraft which has auto go around are suddenly obliged to fly a manual go around because of either their own inadevertent 'instant' mis-management of the automatics or a critical sudden malfunction.In such circumstances, the 'surprise effect' makes the initial establishment of the go around even more challenging than failure to acquire adequate visual reference where the PF will often have remained 'head down'.--Peter.Blackstone 14:51, 2 September 2008 (CEST)