During ground school we discuss the 6 phases of flight that should an engine fail the pilot would do specific procedures to handle the aircraft properly and bring himself and his passengers home safely.

Please note: Normally we simulate an engine shutdown starting from a low power setting such as following slow flight or steep turns but, we take about 5 minutes reduce power from cruise power to simulated engine out on multi-engine aircraft. After the pilot has correctly identified and has begun to feather the “inoperative” engine’s propeller, we go to zero thrust power setting on the “inoperative” engine.

PISTON ENGINE ILS APPROACH

ATC – This will be Vectors to Final
POSITION – “downwind leg”
POWER – 25″ MP
CONFIG. Flaps and Gear UP
AIRSPEED – 140 – 160
NAV UNIT
– Correct destination airport  and correct ILS procedure (with IAF or transition wpt as starting point loaded and correct localizer frq. in active “box”.

AP – HDG & ALT

ILS APPROACH

ATC – Turn to heading ____ to join, maintain ____ altitude until established, cleared for ILS ____ approach.
POSITION – Heading 90 or less to localizer and ~ 6 miles from GS intercept.
POWER ~21″
CONFIG. – Flaps 1st notch, gear up.
AIRSPEED Slowing to 110 – 120 by 3nm from GS intercept.
NAV UNIT – Activate VTF, ensure CDI is set to VLOC/NAV and CDI set to inbound course. Verify GS symbol is indicated.
AP – HDG & APPR/NAV and ALT or ALT/GS if approach captured

MERIDIAN ILS APPROACH

ATC – This will be Vectors to Final
POSITION – “downwind leg”
TORQUE – 600
CONFIG. Flaps and Gear UP
AIRSPEED ~ 145
NAV UNIT
 – Correct destination airport  and correct ILS procedure (with IAF or transition wpt as starting point loaded and correct frq. in active “box”.

AP – HDG & ALT

MERIDIAN ILS APPROACH

ATC – Turn to heading ____ to join, maintain ____ altitude until established, cleared for ILS ____ approach.
POSITION – Heading 90° or less to localizer and ~ 6 miles from GS intercept.
TORQUE ~ 440
CONFIG. – Flaps 1st notch, gear up.
AIRSPEED Slowing to 110 – 120 by 3nm from GS intercept.
NAV UNIT – Activate VTF, ensure CDI is set to VLOC/NAV and CDI set to inbound course. Verify GS symbol is indicated.
AP – APPR/NAV and ALT/GS

JOINING THE GLIDESLOPE

ATC – Contact the tower.
POSITION – Joining the glideslope
CONFIG. Flaps still 1st notch, gear extended.
POWER ~ 18″ * depending on winds & aircraft type – see note below
AIRSPEED – 110 – 120
NAV UNIT –
AP – APPR/NAV & GS

       *Note: 
         Mirage ~ 16″
         C340 & 414 ~ 18″ 
         C421 ~ 21″
         Pressurized Aerostar ~ 22″

MERIDIAN JOINING THE GLIDESLOPE

ATC – Contact the tower
POSITION – Joining the glideslope
CONFIG. Flaps still 1st notch, gear extended.
TORQUE~ 440 depending on winds
AIRSPEED – 110 – 120
NAV UNIT – as before joining glideslope
AP – APPR/NAV & GS

PISTON AIRCRAFT MISSED APPROACH PROCEDURE

Note: This is how I recommend that a missed approach is accomplished if everything is working properly and no ice on the aircraft or major downdrafts.  Also – this is not the same procedure as what is expected for a go-around.

Before reaching Missed approach point/i.e. before susp is indicated on GNS 530/430:
1. Propeller(s) set to cruise climb RPM
2. Autopilot & Yaw Damper disconnected

CROSSING THE MISSED APPROACH POINT:
1. POWER – Mixture(s) to cruise climb setting and throttle(s) set to cruise climb power.
2. PITCH – ~ 5° pitch up
3. FLAPS & GEAR – up
4. PITCH – to go-around command bars ~ 9°  pitch up with flaps & gear fully retracted
5. NAV UNIT – CDI to GPS, (push OBS button – GNS 530/430)
6. Report beginning the missed approach
7. AP MODE – Hdg or Nav, level off at proper altitude.
8.Remain on, or turn to, correct heading, climb to altitude

MERIDIAN MISSED APPROACH PROCEDURE

Note: This is how I recommend that a missed approach is accomplished if everything is working properly and no ice on the aircraft or major downdrafts.  Also – this is not the same procedure as what is expected for a go-around.

Before reaching Missed approach point/i.e. before susp is indicated on GNS 530/430:
Autopilot & Yaw Damper disconnected

CROSSING THE MISSED APPROACH POINT:
1. TORQUE – 1000 ft lbs
2. PITCH ~ 5° pitch up
3. FLAPS & GEAR – up
4. PITCH – to go-around command bars ~ 9°  pitch up with flaps & gear fully retracted
5. NAV UNIT – CDI to GPS, (push OBS button – GNS 530/430)
6. Report beginning the missed approach
7. AP MODE – Hdg or Nav, level off at proper altitude.
8.Remain on, or turn to, correct heading, climb to altitude

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