Please review this report that we have written surrounding best practices for flying a missed approach once a circling procedure has been commenced. Spoiler alert! The ultimate recommendation is to avoid flying a circling procedure if the ceiling is below the final approach (FAF) fix crossing altitude.
This report is centred around the pilot's interaction with a Garmin Panel but contains some universally useful information that pilots should be aware of should they find themselves needing to go missed while circling. There are a few things in here that might surprise you, specifically pertaining to the behaviour of the avionics. We aim to give some useful tips and observations to assist pilots in maintaining situational awareness and control of their aircraft during this high workload and complex manoeuvre.
Ryan Van Haren
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