Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:22 am #1721896
Nero wrote:How about the more nuanced steps such as "at 200ft on approach turn off carb heat" or things like this?
This could open a can of worms - it is the subject of much discussion over the years on aviation forums. The two main reasons behind doing it is 1) So you have full power for a go-around, and 2) So you don't suck in unfiltered air when landing.
Some people think it's easy to select cold air as you go to full throttle in a go around, especially in a Cessna. Some people say that the risk of icing in the last 200 or 300ft is significant, some say it's not. Some say you should be approaching in a glide so that an engine failure at that stage won't matter.
At the moment, just do as your instructor wants.