The Story of Goldilocks and the three Goats, go arounds

July, 6, 2020 by

Yes, I know it’s Bears but a Goat is a term used to describe a controller, so we’re going with that for the title. Go around too early, too hot, go around too late, too cold, time the go around perfectly, just right.

A recent trend that we’ve been seeing is that controllers are issuing go arounds too late and then reporting the pilot when they don’t go around, but the pilot has no time to react.

400’ AGL, you send the go around, -600 to -800VS and they’re on the ground in a few seconds, so by the time the pilot reacts they’re already lower and controllers need to compensate for that.

Be more proactive with go arounds, see the conflicts and proactively anticipate it so you can time the go around better.

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