CPL/IFR Seminars 2: Stabilized Approach

What is a stabilized approach?

  • Why are we talking about stabilized approaches?

  • Why should approaches be stabilized?

  • Does saying stabilized approach make it so?

  • What has to be stabilized in order to call it a stabilized approach?

  • What is the Flight Path Vector?

  • Can you see the flight path vector by looking out the window?

  • Can you see the flight path vector by glancing out the window?

  • What is the difference?

  • What is equilibrium?

  • What is the goal of an approach?

  • What has to be accomplished before the flare? Make a list.

  • What can you do if you haven’t done all that?

  • Do you always land with full flap? Should you?

  • What does the C172 POH say about a baulked landing with full flap?

  • Why are we talking about full-flap landings?

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