2-1-25. WHEELS DOWN CHECK
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.
- Tower must issue the wheels down check at an appropriate place in the pattern.
- CHECK WHEELS DOWN.
- Approach/arrival control, GCA must issue the wheels down check as follows:
- To aircraft conducting ASR, PAR, or radar monitored approaches, before the aircraft starts descent on final approach.
- To aircraft conducting instrument approaches and remaining on the radar facility’s frequency, before the aircraft passes the outer marker/final approach fix.
- WHEELS SHOULD BE DOWN.