M717 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 608 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1056 times:
At the airlines where I have worked, there is/was no requirement for any report to be filed for a routine go-around or missed approach. However, if you feel that due to the circumstances involved, it would be beneficial to other crews or to report a situation where you feel there may have been safety issues that needed to be addressed, then there are various internal company reports that could be filed. If you feel that the issues were with the facility or agency involved, then a report could be filed with them, also. But again, these reports are generally not required unless a serious safety issue was involved, or the pilot-in-command was exercising his emergency authority to deviate from an assigned clearance or regulation.
By and large, the majority of go-arounds are due to traffic separation issues.
TWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1021 times:
Last November I had the opportunity to go up into the tower at STL. I happened to ask the controller about go arounds and he said that they were fairly common, about three a day. He also showed me a log that they write the flight info down in- although I'm not sure of all the specifics that are included in the log.
Two A-4's, left ten o'clock level continue left turn!
AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3434 posts, RR: 49 Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 914 times:
I was in an AA MD-80 that did a go around last October. i have the fliugth info, I was wondering if it was possible to find out WHY the procedure was performed.
For a normally operated flight, 3 days after the completion of that flight all computer logs are archived and very little detailed information is available to non-supervisory personnel. If there was a significant incident on a flight ALL logs are "locked out" immediately --even supervisors may not be able to see the aircraft nose number-- with only very limited specific personnel having access [protecting records for the subsequent investigations].
*NO CARRIER* -- A Naval Aviator's worst nightmare!
Saab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1608 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 875 times:
The airline I work at used to require a report of a G/A but no more. The reasoning behind this is that by requiring paperwork and reporting yourself might cause someone to NOT do a go around when a G/A would be the safest thing to do. A G/A is usually a safe option and if you have to set yourself up for an internal investigation of why, then some pilots might be inclined to proceed with the landing even though the conditions would warrant a missed approach.
So in answer to your question, unless there is a good reason for a report then a G/A is a normal maneouver and need not be reported to anyone, at least by the pilots in our company.