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Issued May 2022

The first four months of 2022 saw a significant number of landing accidents. There were 12 recorded as of the end of April.

Common themes are tailwinds, unexpected gusts and landing long with overruns.

Remember, the go-around is a normal flight manoeuvre:

Exercise good decision-making, practise go-arounds, and be aware of the conditions; situational awareness is key. If in doubt, there should be no doubt: GO AROUND!

Consider your competency and currency. Get some dual instruction to sharpen your skills.

Always review NOTAMs, aerodrome information, aircraft operating handbook, and the weather.

Fly safely: use the relevant information and make good decisions.