Continuous Descent Final Approach
Non-precision approaches were not originally designed with a vertical path, but may easily be flown using a Continuous Descent Final Approach (CDFA) technique. Flying non-precision approaches with a continuous descent profile provides a safety advantage over flying approaches using the dive-and-drive technique. The Continuous Descent Final Approach highlights how to implement CDFA to incorporate the safety benefits derived from flying a continuous descent in a stabilized manner as a standard practice on a non-precision approach. The training also includes a review of FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 91-79A – Mitigating the Risks of a Runway Overrun Upon Landing, AC 120-108 Continuous Descent Final Approach, and Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 09011 Parts 121 and 135 Operators: Constant Angle of Descents Techniques for Nonprecision Approaches.