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Old 8th Jan 2013, 00:31
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It gets you slow....gets the power in....gives you lots of time to look for wires, obstacles, and if landing to a roof top allows you to get to the deck if an engine quits.....or so it was explained to me years ago by an Operator i worked for.

I saw it as prolonging the agony if something were to go wrong.

I do agree with a steep approach but with a normal rate of descent rather than the very low ROD as is used by some of the Operators.
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