say for example a AC is scheduled to fly from 1 airport to another...after take-off the AC operates after the flight plan(flying on the airways that have been selected for the flight and so on)
what im curious about is the last part off a regular flight...the part where the AC is getting close to its destination airport and should perform a landing.
im aware that there are approach charts, holding patterns and other things that is designed to help ACs to land....and im not asking how those are designed and how you use them...
the thing im curious about his this: when the AC perform a take-off(regular PAX flight)..how much do the pilots know about the landing at the destination airport?im not talking weather or so... ....how much do the know how they are going to perform the landing?
is it like.....oki lets fly towards that VOR...and when we get close to the airport..we call ATC and he will tell us how we land...
or does the flight crew know exactly what to do when they get close to the airport? for example...lets fly that airway to the airport and then select that holding pattern and that exact altitude..and just call ATC for a clearance to land..
how much do the flight crew know about what is going to happen when they get close to the airport? do they need much info from ATC, to guide them down, or just some sort of clearance?