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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Approach and landings


Thread: Approach and landings

Message: Re: Approach and landings

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Date: Mon, 03 Feb 1997 06:28:45 UTC


  The great virtue of the 180 constant turn approach has,  (which has already
been pointed out) a minor and largely avoidable risk of mid air collision.  I
personally know of one such (ten feet) and two actual crashes from just this
scenario.  All three occured to very experienced high time pilots.  No one is

Rather than making a smooth constant radius turn how about checking your
potential collision threat avenues by weaving a bit.  Do anything to reduce
the risk of being in a constant bearing angle to another aircraft.  

Dick Rihn


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