4-8-12. LOW APPROACH AND TOUCH-AND-GO

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  • 4-8-12. LOW APPROACH AND TOUCH-AND-GO

    Consider an aircraft cleared for a touch-and-go, low approach, or practice approach as an arriving aircraft until that aircraft touches down or crosses the landing threshold; thereafter, consider the aircraft as a departing aircraft. Before the aircraft begins its final descent, issue the appropriate departure instructions the pilot is to follow upon completion of the approach (in accordance with para 4-3-2, Departure Clearances). Climb-out instructions must include a specific heading or a route of flight and altitude, except when the aircraft will maintain VFR and contact the tower.

    • EXAMPLE
    • “After completing low approach, climb and maintain six thousand. Turn right, heading three six zero.”
    • “Maintain VFR, contact tower.”
    • (Issue other instructions as appropriate.)

    NOTE: Climb-out instructions may be omitted after the first approach if instructions remain the same.

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