Alternate Entries and Precautionary Approaches
Do not decelerate below 160 KIAS until establishing roundout and flare prior to touchdown. Reduce power
to idle and continue to adjust pitch attitude, decreasing rate of descent and bleeding off excess airspeed.
Do not decelerate below optimum AOA or land with excessive rate of descent. Touchdown should occur
within the first third of the runway. Target checkpoints during the profile are intended as guidelines and do
not preclude adjusting aircraft configuration as necessary to fly into the proper landing window.
Since your throttle position is fixed during a precautionary approach, you need to use other controls to
regulate your descent rate. On a straight-in approach, you can use the speed brakes to control your rate
of descent. If low, you can delay lowering full flaps or you may raise them, with enough airspeed, if they
have been previously lowered. If you have retracted your speed brakes and delayed going to full flaps to
correct for a low, dont forget to lower your flaps and extend the speed brakes prior to touchdown. To
correct for being high, you can push the nose over and/or lower full flaps sooner to get back on the proper
approach. Remember not to exceed the 200-KIAS landing gear limitation.