Weekly tips, technique and training from IFR.

Features December 2013 Issue

Caution While Circling

A circling approach can be the most nerve wracking and potentially dangerous completion of an approach. Even so, what lies beneath the circling area might still surprise you.

One element of IFR flying thatís universally disliked among pilots is the circling approach. The prospect of flying visually in marginal weather conditions at low altitude while configuring the aircraft for landing and, oh yeah, not straying beyond sight distance of the airport, understandably strikes fear into the hearts of many pilots, and with good reason. Circling approaches are serious business and offer plenty of opportunities to get in trouble.

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to IFR Magazine

Get the next year of IFR Magazine for just $19.97. Get access to all articles published online. Features, reviews, lesson, quizzes - get it all.

That's a savings of more than $14 off the regular rate. Or double your savings and subscribe for 14 issues for just $39.94.

Get IFR Digital

Get 12 months of IFR DIGITAL for just $34. You get unlimited access to everything on the site including each monthly issue as a PDF.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.