|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 7):|
I thought you accellerated the moment you go missed? Every aircraft I've ever flown requires that power be added to clean up from an approach/landing config to get the plane back into climb config and climbing again...and as a natural consequence of cleaning the bird up, you do go faster.
Not really. Think of the chain of events on a missed approach.
From the MAP, you apply TOGA thrust, and reduce flaps, when you are in a positive climb, you retract gear. At that point you would be doing about Vapp +25 knots. (That actual name of that speed varies with aircraft type, so just imagine if you approached at 140 knots, now you are climbing at 165 knots, gear up, with flaps around 20 degrees, or Config 2 in an Airbus).
That is your missed approach climb out configuration. In that configuration you are likely climbing at around 2000 fpm, in a nice safe angle of climb, .... and the point of this thread, is at what point do you accelerate past that and start cleaning up. As you clean up you become more efficient, but ... your angle of climb becomes much less steep.
The point I was making is that as long as you are doing a published missed approach, your airspace and obstacle clearance is protected, thus you can clean up. If you turned to something other than the published missed approach heading, it would be better to stay at that missed approach configuration, slow speed, flaps 20, 2000 fpm to a safe sector altitude ... then start cleaning up.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!