approach pattern


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  • noun

Synonyms for approach pattern

the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport

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Augrid has already begun its selection of experts which include, but are not limited to, the oil and gas industry, future green Energy, global distribution of Halal processed meat, global marketing, textiles, Global Investment banking and sentinels to seek out new and profitable ventures as well as the best approach pattern for those future acquisitions.
According to the article, only the pilots' turn onto the normal approach pattern for Washington's Reagan National Airport (DCA) saved the flight.
Activity included one instrument landing system precision approach and two visual approach patterns per pilot, with touch-and-go landings," said Boeing.
Activity included one instrument landing system (ILS) precision approach and two visual approach patterns per pilot, with touch-and-go landings.
The Izaak Walton League has joined the action, and even the FAA is questioning whether a third major airport so close to Chicago would hopelessly crowd existing air space and make current approach patterns unusable.
During typical operations, incoming flights to a busy airport tend to arrive unevenly and must be vectored onto long, time-consuming and costly approach patterns.
The carrier says approach patterns will not change, but MLS permits a 20% increase in the landing movement rate that can safely be achieved in poor visibility, considerably reducing delays and cancellations during fog or heavy rain.