2-1-25. WHEELS DOWN CHECK

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  • 2-1-25. WHEELS DOWN CHECK

    USA/USAF/USN

    Remind aircraft to check wheels down on each approach unless the pilot has previously reported wheels down for that approach.

    NOTE: The intent is solely to remind the pilot to lower the wheels, not to place responsibility on the controller.

    1. Tower must issue the wheels down check at an appropriate place in the pattern.
      • PHRASEOLOGY
      • CHECK WHEELS DOWN.
    2. Approach/arrival control, GCA must issue the wheels down check as follows:
      1. To aircraft conducting ASR, PAR, or radar monitored approaches, before the aircraft starts descent on final approach.
      2. To aircraft conducting instrument approaches and remaining on the radar facility’s frequency, before the aircraft passes the outer marker/final approach fix.
      • PHRASEOLOGY
      • WHEELS SHOULD BE DOWN.
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