5.16. Missed Approach

[In this section we have used "Go Around" as the standard call to initiate a missed approach. "Go Around" is used because it applies to the mode of display and operation of several flight guidance systems associated with missed approach procedures. Use of other terms such as "Overshoot" or "Missed Approach" are completely acceptable. However, we do recommend the use of terminology that is consistent with equipment in your Aeroplane.]

[To the extent practical specify missed approach procedures that are common for all or most types of missed approaches. Also, attempt to make most elements of the missed approach similar to those for a take-off.]

a) General During some approaches it will become inadvisable to continue for landing. Should this occur, a missed approach should be initiated. Guidance for specific conditions when a missed approach should be initiated is detailed throughout these SCSOPs. Such guidance cannot address all circumstances.

b) Common Procedures The procedures to execute missed approaches from most situations are comprised of common elements. Although some requirements will differ, such as navigation, the basic procedure is standard for all missed approaches. In all cases a missed approach is initiated by the pilot using the standard "Go Around" procedure. If Full Flap has been selected, the standard procedure is modified to "Go Around, Flaps Approach." The Pilot would then select the flaps from full to Approach. The remaining procedures for a missed approach are described in the following table.

[The following checklist is a guide only and cannot apply to all Aeroplane. The checklist particular to the Aeroplane must be inserted here]

Missed Approach - Procedure


Select Go Around on the Flight Director.
  • - Advise ATC "Go Around", or if appropriate call "Go Around, Select Flaps Approach."
Rotate the Aeroplane at a rate of about 2o per second until the pitch attitude approximately matches the Flight Director command cue. Simultaneously advance the power levers toward the power setting briefed for the missed approach. If a power setting other than as briefed is appropriate, call for the required power.
At the "Positive Rate" , confirm a climb on the VSI and visually (if possible). If climbing:
  • - Select "Gear Up" .
Climb at a speed of at least V2 + 10 KIAS (if all engines are operating normally). At a safe altitude that is at least 400 ft above the departure runway accelerate to Vfri then:
  • - Retract "Flaps Up".
Set any changes to NAVAID set up.
Adjust the IAS using TCS or set a particular speed using the thumb wheel. Do not exceed ____ KIAS until the Gear is Up and the Flaps are Up.
If Take-off Power is no longer required:
  • - "Set Climb Power" (If other than standard power is required at this point set the specific power required, ie. " Max Continuous Power.")
Follow the published/cleared/circuit missed approach. Climb to the missed approach altitude or circuit/cleared altitude:
  • - Complete "After Take-off Check" or the "Downwind Check" if applicable.

[If your Aeroplane or operation can make use of additional guidance for missed approaches under specific circumstances (ie. Category II ILS) detail them as separate procedures/tables or as text in the form of differences from common procedures.]

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