Three Steps to Stabilized Approaches, Part 2

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A comparison of stable (blue) and unstable (white) approach into Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Tennessee.
Credit: NTSB
In Part 1, we began our discussion of why pilots fail to go around from unstable approaches when their SOPs tell them to. More reasons why pilots fail to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for unstable approaches: (3) SOP credibility. I think this type of pilot-versus-pilot pressure is rare...

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