landing approach


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landing approach

The continuously changing position of an aircraft in space directed toward effecting a landing on a predetermined area.
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Noun1.landing approach - the approach to a landing field by an airplane
landing - the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface); "the plane made a smooth landing"; "his landing on his feet was catlike"
coming, approach, approaching - the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
go-around, overshoot, wave-off - an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
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1996 - A Saudi Airlines jumbo jet collides shortly after takeoff from New Delhi with a Kazakh airliner making its landing approach, killing 349 people.
In addition, the aircraft itself is to be certificated to perform the steep landing approach at London City.
The actor was alone and at the controls of his Aviat Husky on a landing approach when he errantly flew over a Boeing 737 preparing for takeoff with 116 passengers and crew aboard, then landed his plane on a taxiway parallel to the runway assigned him.
The electronic signaling system displayed in the cockpit provided regular warnings for danger associated with the current landing approach.
Through the tests, NASA will see how the X-plane performs just after takeoff, going at supersonic speed and back to the start of the landing approach.
The aircraft will also be visible from various spots around Sofia and the airport during its landing approach.
THE world's largest airship was forced to make a "higher than desired" landing approach to avoid potentially snagging a trailing line on trees, an interim report into the crash says.
The cycle time directly impacts the efficiency of the heat pump, and a soft landing approach is desired to reduce the acoustic noise generated by the pump during operation because the pump is designed for residential use.
At about 1200 Pacific time, the airplane sustained substantial damage during a forced landing, which followed a reported loss of engine power during the landing approach.
First is determining the accurate placement of the lift transducer and then performing an inflight calibration procedure using landing approach and stall warning speed data points, based on aircraft POH published speeds.
Being low on fuel, he descended down slowly and came for the landing approach.
Authorities said the Lear jet exploded on impact with a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard and plunged into a junkyard below as it was making its landing approach for Grand Bahama about 5:10 p.