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Sat, May 12, 2007

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.12.07): Missed Approach

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Missed Approach

Doncha hate when this happens? When an aircraft aborts a landing after it has already started its landing approach and has to follow a set path to leave the airspace surrounding the terminal. GPS (hooray technology!) adds more flexibility to its path back out of the terminal area, easing congestion and airspace conflicts with other aircraft in the area.

FMI: http://gps.faa.gov/gpsbasics/missed-text.htm

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