Advanced Airmanship Secrets

Go Around

The FAA officially calls them 'balked landings' but everyone else calls them 'go arounds.'

A go around is actually harder than it seems like it should be. The problem is that you've set up for a landing. Your gear is down, cowl flaps closed, wing flaps full, power near idle, and trim nose-up.

Suddenly you've got to completely re-configure your airplane while steadfastly looking outside. It's a maneuver worth practicing, even when you're a multi-thousand hour pilot.