Watch out for the stop and go

February, 1, 2022 by

When you clear an aircraft for the option, after the request touch and goes, know that you are also clearing them for a stop-and-go, a full-stop landing, a low approach, or a missed approach. Low approaches are my favorite thing to do lately.

It’s not perfect, but to receive a option clearance you’d have to request a touch and go.

Knowing all of that, you have to be on the lookout for aircraft doing stop-and-goes. It’s okay to issue an exit, because you can’t full tell what the aircraft’s intentions are, but be aware that after that exit instruction, they may start rolling again.

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