5.5. Descent Procedures

[In this section insert the details of the descent procedure (or procedures if there is a choice of more than one) for your type of Aeroplane and the attendant coordination.]

  1. General — The use of all three types of descent profiles described in the flight manual are approved for normal use. In most cases a type 2 profile will be most advantageous. This information must be used with the guidance provided in the sections that discuss Approach Procedures.

    [The specific procedures for descending through FL100/10000 ASL will vary depending on your operation. Notifying the FA that the Aeroplane has descended through 10,000 ft unpressurized is not a requirement, but is probably a good idea. The following example is for a pressurized Aeroplane.]

  2. FL100/10000 ASL — Upon descending through FL100/10000 ASL the following pilot actions shall be carried out.
  3. Interrupted Descent — It will sometimes be necessary to interrupt the descent for traffic, weather, or other reasons. Regardless of the anticipated duration of the interrupted descent sufficient power is to be set to maintain sufficient speed during level flight. Speed limitations in controlled airspace may be found in the AIP. For an extended interruption in descent, the Aeroplane should be set to cruise configuration until descent is continued.
Descent Through FL100/10000 ASL Procedure


Descending through FL100/10000 ASL confirm the altitude alert and flight guidance settings:
  • - Check "Through 10000 (or FL100) for target altitude (ie,. 8000 or FL080), Altitude Select."
  • - "Check, Lights ON, Pressurization Checked."

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