If you fly circling approaches in the U.S. on a regular basis and train in a simulator, then you know that what you learn in the box has very little to do with what you need to do in the airplane. We all know the “Memphis Localizer Runway 27, Circle to Runway 18R” is not likely to happen in real life. But it happens every six months in the simulator because the geometry and geography of the approach makes it easy to succeed. (FAA test standards for simulator training require at ...

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