JulianUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
Is there ever a time that you would, on a commercial airliner actually practice a go around for real? I assume because of how busy most airports are that there is no time or space for a training pilot to order the trainee to go around purely for practice sakes. However I would have thought that doing so would not only be good practice but would also keep air traffic on their toes as it would be an ideal opportunity for a new air traffic controller to experience a real life event - or is practising this always simulator based?
PhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
Quoting Ralgha (Reply 1): Most places probably only practice them in the simulator. At my company we do one flight check in the middle of the night before IOE. Mostly pattern work, and normally a go-around is done once.
Most airlines have a "zero flight time" simulator program where aircraft training isn't necessary. So any missed approaches/go arounds are conducted in the simulator. In addition every check I've ever had there was a requirement for a missed approach to be accomplished.
VuelingAirbus From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 1961 times:
Quoting PhilSquares (Reply 2): Most airlines have a "zero flight time" simulator program where aircraft training isn't necessary.
Lucky me... my company did on my MD and Airbus rating a base training. Empty aircraft, lots of fuel and 4 new guys and off you go to a not so busy airport and do tons of visual patterns, go arounds (even single engine) and touch and goes...
PhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 1952 times:
The bounces in the aircraft vs. simulator training is driven by one's experience. The "zero flight time" program is used by most airlines. However, there are experience requirements that vary from CAA to CAA. Personally, I've never done bounces in the aircraft, although I have, as an instructor, given them many times.
Jspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 308 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1814 times:
Conair does their spring training in Abbotsford every year for the upcoming summer forest fire season, and they are always doing practice approaches and go arounds. I imagine this is because there are no simulators for these old aircraft, such as the CL-215, DC-6, CV-580, Firecats.