Go Around

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  1. To conduct a normal or crosswind landing.


  1. Situations where a go-around is necessary.
  2. Importance of making a prompt decision.
  3. Importance of applying takeoff power immediately after the go-around decision is made.
  4. Importance of establishing proper pitch attitude.
  5. Wing flaps retraction.
  6. Use of trim.
  7. Landing gear retraction.
  8. Proper climb speed.
  9. Proper track and obstruction clearance.
  10. Use of checklist.


  1. Pre-flight instruction: 10 Minutes
  2. Travel to training area: 10 Minutes
  3. Instructor Demonstration: 10 Minutes
  4. Student Practice: 30 Minutes
  5. Return from practice area: 10 minutes
  6. Post-flight Review: 10 Minutes
  7. Total Time: 1:20


  1. Functional aircraft.


  1. Conduct preflight training on the elements of a go around.
  2. Demonstrate a go around
  3. Conduct post flight briefing.


  1. Ask questions, review homework.
  2. Perform preflight.
  3. Observe demonstrations.
  4. Perform go around IAW PTS.


  1. Student performs go around IAW the PTS.


  1. Failure to recognize a situation where a go around is necessary or delaying initiating a go-around.
  2. Improper power application.
  3. Failure to control pitch attitude, compensate for torque or retrim.
  4. Failure to maintain recommended airspeeds.
  5. Improper wing flaps or landing gear retraction procedures.
  6. Failure to maintain proper track during climb-out and remain well clear of obstructions and other traffic.


Sometimes even though we are set up for a landing, something happens that would cause us to reject the landing. The rejected landing is called a go around. The most important thing here is to get the plane back into the air quickly and safely. You need full power and a clean plane to climb back to the traffic pattern and either go to an alternate landing airport or to try to re-land.

Lesson Requirements

    1. Task: Perform a normal or crosswind landing.
    2. Condition: Given a functional aircraft.
    3. Standard: IAW the PTS.
      1. Exhibits knowledge of the elements related to a go-around/rejected landing.
      2. Makes a timely decision to discontinue the approach to landing.
      3. Applies takeoff power immediately and transitions to climb pitch attitude for VY, and maintains VY+10/-5 knots.
      4. Retracts the flaps as appropriate.
      5. Retracts the landing gear, if appropriate, after a positive rate of climb is established.
      6. Maneuvers to the side of the runway/landing area to clear and avoid conflicting traffic.
      7. Maintains takeoff power VY +10/-5 to a safe maneuvering altitude.
      8. Maintains directional control and proper wind-drift correction throughout the climb.
      9. Completes the appropriate checklist.
  1. ELO: What would cause a rejected landing?
    1. Anything that would make you feel that the landing under the current circumstances unsafe or make you uncomfortable.
    2. Student Check:
      1. Name three things that could cause an aborted landing?
      2. When is an aborted landing most dangerous?
  2. ELO: Identify common errors in approaches and landing.
  3. ELO: Perform a go around. ALWAYS FLY THE AIRPLANE FIRST!!!
    1. Full power.
    2. Pitch up slightly to descent.
    3. Partially retract flaps to reduce drag.
    4. Trim as required.
    5. Retract landing gear at PROC.
    6. Accelerate to Vy.
    7. Retract flaps.
    8. Contact the tower.
    9. Follow the tower’s instructions.