Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1730 times:
I'm having a bit of a brain cramp here. Can anyone tell me the different approach speed categories? Not the CAT I, II or III kind. The listing of approach speeds. Category A,B,C, etc. I know that the 61 kt stall speed has something to do with it. At least, I thought so.
Thanks. I've been out of the flying loop for a while now.
IlikeYYC From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1564 times:
Remember, the speed at which you conduct the approach has nothing to do with the category. The category that you fit into is determined by 1.3 Vso (or Vref for a large jet). [FAR 97.3] so you were right, the stall speed is a factor in determining approach category.
however, this is not true for a circling approach. The category for circling is determined by the speed at which you conduct the approach. Stall speed is not a factor for circling.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
In addition for example, even if you are a catagory A aircraft but fly the approach at greater than 90kts, you must comply with catagory B requirements (ie: minimums). The reverse is not true tough, say you are a catagory B aircraft but fly the approach at 90kts, you must still comply with catagory B requirements.