DescriptionA go-around is the discontinuance of a landing approach in order to make another attempt to land under more favorable conditions (it is an alternative to any approach or landing). The go-around is a normal maneuver that may at times be used in an emergency situation. It is warranted whenever landing conditions are not satisfactory and the landing should be abandoned or re-setup.
ObjectiveTo understand the importance of a prompt decision and have the ability to quickly and safely configure the airplane and adjust its attitude to accomplish a go-around.
Procedure• Prepare for landing. Complete before landing checklist.• Execute go-around. Apply full power, carb heat off, retract flaps to 20°, level wings, and pitch for a climb. After reaching (64 KIAS) and a positive rate of climb, retract remaining flaps in 10° increments. Pitch for (78 KIAS).• Prepare for landing. Complete before landing checklist.
ACS Standards• Complete the appropriate checklist.• Make radio calls as appropriate.• Make a timely decision to discontinue the approach to landing.• Apply takeoff power immediately and transition to climb pitch attitude for or as appropriate.o Private: +10/-5 knotso Commercial: +/-5 knots• Configure the airplane after a positive rate of climb has been verified or in accordance with airplane manufacturer’s instructions.• Maneuver to the side of the runway/landing area when necessary to clear and avoid conflicting traffic.• Maintain to a safe maneuvering altitude.o Private: +10/-5 knotso Commercial: +/-5 knots• Maintain directional control and proper wind-drift correction throughout the climb.