Questions tagged [go-around]

A manoeuvre where full power is applied in order to climb, during an aborted landing.

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Questions about go around safety

When I perform a go around, how it is guaranteed there will be no traffic on my go around route for both controlled or uncontrolled airport?
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Is there an order for the instructions of a go-around?

Scenario: Aircraft on final is approaching the threshold. A departing aircraft is slow to roll and ATC must issue a go-around instruction. ATC: PULL UP AND GO AROUND. TURN LEFT HEADING 360 MAINTAIN ...
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Are go-arounds prohibited at St Barth (TFFJ)?

The description of this video claims that past a certain point — which is around the turn to final — on approach to TFFJ (St. Barth) runway 28, a go-around is prohibited. That sounds strange. I ...
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What is the cause of this roll oscillation during BA492 go-around? [closed]

Earlier today, BA492 aborted a landing at Gibraltar due to a strong tailwind, according to this article. Videos of the go-around show the Airbus A320 undergoing pronounced oscillation in the roll axis:...
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Why does the 737 auto-land trim up at around 400 feet RA?

From the 737NG FCOM: 400 Feet Radio Altitude The stabilizer is automatically trimmed an additional amount nose up. If the A/Ps subsequently disengage, forward control column force may be ...
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What is the correct go-around procedure in a PA-44?

I wanted some advice on a procedural-type question. In the PA-44 (Piper Seminole) go-around procedure, it is listed as follows: MIXTURES ............................................FULL RICH ...
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What is the difference between a go-around and a missed approach?

What is the difference between a go-around and a missed approach? What are the steps involved in each of the procedures?
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Do pilots know which heading to fly in case of a go around?

If the choice to go around is always an option for the pilot as described in Do pilots need a clearance to go around?, is the heading to go around always well-known at every airport?
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Do pilots need a clearance to go around?

I have read about the missed-SFO-accident and watched the 2:22 movie. I want to ask about going-around (or canceling takeoff) when the pilot is fully aware of an emergency that the tower is not (or is ...
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Is an aborted landing considered an incident for the FAA?

I was a passenger on a commercial aircraft on final approach into Salt Lake City. As we desended to approximately 1000' the pilot suddenly gunned the engine, climbed and aborted the landing. He then ...
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Does go-around require more power than take-off?

The complete version of Buran spacecraft would have had two engines that were not sufficient for take-off under own power. Is it possible to say that if the aircraft is not capable of taking off ...
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Why is the flight director at 9 degrees nose high when hitting TOGA?

Why is the flight director set to 9 degrees pitch up, when pressing the takeoff / go-around (TOGA) button? In all the jets I fly, this is the case and I would be curious to know if other jets set ...
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Do I have to notify ATC if I go-around when I was cleared for a touch and go?

If I was cleared for a touch and go and go-around on short final or just before touchdown, do I have to notify ATC? I still would have made a takeoff after the touchdown during a touch and go, so it'...
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Can a passenger force a Go Around?

Sorry if this question is too stupid, but I wonder what would happen if a passenger on the first row just behind the cockpit (ie. on a 737) starts screaming "GO AROUND" when the plane is about to ...
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Is the Runway Visual Range (RVR) communicated to the pilots?

During CAT IIIA/IIIB approach where the decision height is 50 ft/0 ft, if the Runway Visual Range requirement for the approach is not met, what is a pilot to do? I mean, 50 ft (or even 100 ft?) seem ...
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Why retract flaps at go-around?

As I understand the procedure for go-around it includes retracting the flaps. Why is this? The decision to make a go-around must sometimes be made quickly, under stressful conditions, like in bad ...
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Is there a reason to be worried about go-arounds as a passenger? [duplicate]

The last night I had an "interesting" experience with an aborted landing, which was a bit dramatic for my liking. Heavy fog and darkness didn't help either. Pilot told us that the reason for aborted ...
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How frequent are touch-and-gos?

Other questions on this site say that go-arounds are roughly 1-3 per 1,000 landings. But in many of them, as described by passengers, the wheels don't actually touch the ground. Recently I had a touch-...
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Do multiple go-arounds on the same flight happen in commercial aviation?

I know that go-arounds are pretty rare: somewhere around 2 per 1000 approaches. In large commercial aircraft the rate is probably even lower due to crew quality, instrumentation, conservative ...
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How often do commercial flights go-around? [duplicate]

I've seen many references here to a flight going around, and YouTube is filled with videos of it happening, but I don't recall ever having been on a commercial flight that had an aborted landing. It ...
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Why are pilots asked to provide a reason for a go-around?

Why does the tower ask pilots what the reason is for a go-around? This seems to be standard for commercial flights.
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Are conditional line-up clearances still valid if the referenced traffic initiates a go-around / missed approach?

Suppose you are the captain of Big Jet 345: Big Jet 345, behind landing Boeing 757, line up runway 27, behind Behind landing Boeing 757, line up runway 27, behind, Big Jet 345 Now suppose the ...
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How are go-arounds safe with close parallel runways?

Some airports operate simultaneous take off and landing on parallel but close runways. By close, I mean like the pairs of runways at LAX. What if a landing aircraft makes a go-around at the same time ...
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Is it possible to go-around at Lukla Airport?

On this airport, it seems the runway end with a wall followed by a mountains. Thus the pilots physically can't overrun the runway and if they decide to interrupt the landing, the go-around maneuver ...
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How much does go-around cost?

What is the extra cost of aborted landing and go-around for typical "big" airliner?
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Is there any automated go-around procedure?

In Wikipedia's description of one of air crashes (probably Thai Airlines, if I recall correctly), I found a remark saying something like that: "Crew decided to go around, but apparently decided to ...
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Is there a minimum separation between a landing aircraft and another crossing its runway?

I have just seen this video of what has been called a runway incursion at LEBL (my hometown airport). A russian jet initiates a go-around after seeing an argentinian plane crossing runway 02: https://...
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Why do some pilots call a go-around an 'overshoot'?

A couple of months ago I was watching some Ice Pilots NWT re-runs, and I noticed they kept saying 'overshoot' when talking about a go-around. Is this standard Canadian phraseology? Or is it perhaps ...
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What's the difference between a balked landing & a go-around?

Is there a difference between a balked landing and a go-around? If there is, what exactly is a balked landing?
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Can a glider make a go-around?

Since gliders don't have engines, is it possible for them to go around? Are there any extra features on a glider to try to prevent that situation from happening?