UJPT BIFP-07, E2-C2 & IUT BIFP-03
How are rate of descent and AOA controlled on the
ANSWER: Rate of descent is controlled with power and AOA is
controlled with nose attitude.
(1) Make a level turn to final approach assigned heading using
standard rate turn (approximately 20 degree AOB)
(2) Reduce power (If necessary)
(3) Verify on-speed AOA against airspeed
(4) Adjust power, pitch, and trim to maintain hands off level flight and
(5) Extend speed brakes when controller states "on" glidepath to
establish desired rate of descent, (adjust power if necessary)
COMMON ERROR: Late slowing to on-speed AOA and slow to
(6) Make small VSI corrections by adjusting power for glidepath
while maintaining on-speed AOA
(7) Make small AOB corrections (10 degrees or less) for course
corrections on final
NOTE: A combination of power and nose attitude adjustments
will be required for a smooth and precise approach.
COMMON ERROR: Reversing control of nose attitude and
COMMON ERROR: Using nose attitude to control glideslope.