Advanced Pilot Programs

Cliff Notes for Flying the Stabilized Approach

by Ed Ward, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Chief Pilot, Head Of Training

Last Updated: March 14, 2006


Cliff Notes

  • Complete the Descent and Before Landing Checklist.
  • Determine the Vref for your Landing Weight.
  • Apply slats and flaps, gear down as normal.
  • Be in the landing configuration before approaching the Outer
  • Marker (or final approach fix).
  • Once you start down the glideslope there should not be any changes to airliner
  • configuration.
  • Set the heading bug for your initial missed approach direction.
  • This procedure applies to precision approaches only.

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