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[AFM, §02-05-50]

  • AUTOBRAKE . . . As required

  • NOTE

    When approach guidance is established on final approach, a subsequent deviation may not recapture in a timely manner unless the approach button is rearmed.

  • SEAT BELT / NO SMOKE PASSENGER WARNING . . . ON

  • EXTERIOR LIGHTS . . . As required

  • CAUTION

    THE SPEED BRAKE HANDLE MUST BE FULLY SEATED IN THE RETRACT DETENT TO PREVENT INADVERTENT EXTENSION.

  • LANDING GEAR / Lights . . . DOWN / 3 green

  • WARNING

    FLAPS MUST BE SET AND EXTENDED TO 20° PRIOR TO SELECTION OF FLAPS TO DOWN.

  • FLAPS . . . Set for landing

  • NOTE

    Nominal approach speed is VREF + 5 knots. In strong wind conditions, add to VREF ½ of the steady state wind plus the gust increment to a maximum additive of 20 knots. This additive must be accounted for in the FMS when completing landing perf in order to obtain an accurate landing distance calculation.

  • Approach / Landing Airspeeds . . . Verify

  • CAUTION

    AFTER TOUCHDOWN, PEDAL STEERING AND / OR RUDDER AERODYNAMIC CONTROL SHOULD BE USED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. DIFFERENTIAL BRAKING SHOULD AUGMENT PEDAL STEERING AS RUDDER EFFECTIVENESS DECREASES (IF REQUIRED). CONSIDER LIMITING T/R USE IF LANDING SURFACE IS DEGRADED OR CONTAMINATED TO PREVENT AIRCRAFT DAMAGE

Technique

Just some random thoughts . . .

  • When "cleared for the approach," select APPR if you can and set the missed approach altitude if on a straight-in approach that permits that. Otherwise, wait until departing the FAF altitude, select an altitude above, select FPA to begin the descent and then dial in the missed approach altitude.

  • During a single engine approach, the autothrottles need to come off before "the approach," so get settled on final, take out the rudder trim, get used to tying rudder inputs with throttle inputs, and disengage the autothrottles.

  • During a low visibility approach, having the landing and taxi lights off will aid in spotting the runway lights, so turn them off.

  • During a low visibilty approach, keeping the autopilot coupled helps, but the autopilot cannot be engaged below 90 feet on an ILS, 130 feet on an LPV, 200 feet on other approaches, and never on a single engine go around.

  • If you set up the baro and secondary minimums correctly, you will get both callouts automatically.

  • Once EVS lights are in sight, state "EVS lights, continuing to 100 feet" as a way of reminding yourself you do not need to go around and then disengage the autopilot.

  • At "secondary" land unless the PM says "go around."

References

Gulfstream GVII-G500 Airplane Flight Manual, Revision 3, July 16, 2019

Gulfstream GVII-G500 Production Aircraft Systems, Revision 1, Oct 1, 2018

Revision: 20190730
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