Features January 2010 Issue
Standard Procedures That Save Money and Shave Risk
If you operate a turbocharged Continental, you might want to emulate Cape Airís technique for managing speed on the ILS. They set the power and then use drag rather than power changes to control rate of descent. This includes dropping gear to get down to a non-precision approach MDA and then retracting it again for the level-off. Apparently some ex-airline types balk at this at first.