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MINIMUMS.... 400 APPROACHING MINIMUMS... 300 MINIMUMS. Is this a reference to gravity? Needing more speed? Or the minimums you can see to the lights on your approach to land?

I looked this question up and someone said it had to do with being able to see the light on the runway when you are on your approach to land. But I have found that when you are in your minimums, 300 ft from ground, you need to increase your speed to avoid falling quickly or it results in a hard landing.

Do the minimums talk about gravity?


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Your friend is right. The "minimums" call is done at the level over the ground at which you must have a visual reference to the runway environment in order to continue your approach. If you do not have a visual reference at minimums (due to bad weather), you have to perform a missed approach.

  • $\begingroup$ OK, thank you so much! $\endgroup$ – swagga lo Dec 12 '16 at 14:30

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