I've done the NDB02 approach at SBRJ, downwind leg 1000ft, heading 200, start your turn just after the hill. You should be at 800ft going over the beach in front of Sugar Loaf heading 080, continuing left turn rolling onto course 020 at 400ft at 1 mile to TDZE02. You should be fully configured and at your Vref +5 (landing speed) + 10kts before you start the turn (gear down, flap40, autobrakemax).
has to be heads up all the way through the turn, the PNF must be calling the speed and the winds so the PF
has the correct information to apply or reduce power. On touchdown, get the nosewheel down asap and apply full reverse, full autobrake, full toebrake, get to under 60 kts by TDZE rwy20....you will be able to come to full stop just prior to end of runway.
. The worst approach is still in South America. La Paz, Bolivia, to be exact.
I will try to get the plate and then put it on the thread. You will see that it is particularly awful. More figure eights coming down over the runway, each time lower and the last approach leg is a 45% inbound leg to 400ft, then right to rwy heading, then down to runway. Speed on final is very high, about 180 kts. Why? Runway elevation: 13,840 feet. Runway length: 15,000ft, terrain at one end: 2,500 ft cliff, down.
If anyone can top that, go for it and I'll fly it.
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998