Stabilized Approach Concept

November, 22, 2020 by

The stabilized approach concept is characterized by maintaining a stable approach speed, descent rate, vertical flight path, and configuration to the landing touchdown point.

So you will need to be fully configured, on speed, on glidepath before short final.

Depart the final-approach-fix configured for landing and on the proper approach speed, power setting, and flight path before descending below the minimum stabilized approach height; e.g., 1,000 feet above the airport elevation and at a rate of descent no greater than 1,000 feet per minute (fpm), unless specifically briefed.

For normal, VFR approaches from the traffic pattern, try making this “stable” check at 200 feet AGL.

References: Credit FAA and BoldMethod

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. โ€” More