There’s been a lot of discussion lately about effective go-arounds from low altitudes. All of these talks focus on how that decision is made is paramount. I respectfully disagree. The most important consideration when making that decision is having an energy state from which that go-around can be made or, conversely, from which that energy can be dissipated after landing. Energy management was a lesson learned the hard way for we young fighter pilots during the Vietnam War. The U.S. ...

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