A stable approach is paramount – for safety, aim point stability and passenger comfort. A good landing rarely follows a poor approach. There are many examples of the reluctance of pilots to reject an approach and the results have often been catastrophic.
Putting safety first and personal pride second, The Jacobson Flare app for iPad reminds pilots to validate each landing approach against Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and know precisely when it’s imperative to ‘GO AROUND’.
Pilots should never be too embarrassed to admit that they’ve ‘stuffed things up’ – we are all human! Simply ‘Go Around’ and make another approach. It’s much less expensive than the alternative.