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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ege.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 7000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zdv.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B757-200|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||non adherence : company policies|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I have not needed to land on runway 7 at ege in about 4 yrs. From my side, I cannot see the runway until short final. We followed the company visual approach procedure which calls for a 30 degree bank. As we turned our final dogleg to final, I went visual on the runway and realized we had overshot a little. I should have anticipated the discomfort an 'south-turn' might cause and executed a go around. Instead, I elected to do an 'south-turn' to align up perfectly. As we were already in the dogleg turn, I increased my bank while concentrating visually outside on the runway. The first officer indicated that I was beyond 30 degrees of bank. By the time he called that out, we were already returning to wings level. I glanced inside while passing wings level and decided to keep my next bank more shallow and returned to outside reference. The first officer called that I was beyond 30 degrees of bank by which time we were well on the way back to wings level and perfectly lined up with runway 7. We continued to an excellent, smooth, perfect landing. My first officer never called go around. I wish I had taken it around before the 'south-turn' and will if ever wide in the future on this unique approach. Supplemental information from acn 590687: after conducting the visual approach to runway 7 and having time to think about it, a 'go around' callout should have been made on short final.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: DURING MANEUVERS FOR A VISUAL APCH TO EGE, CO, COMPANY POLICY ON BANK LIMITS WERE EXCEEDED IN ORDER TO LINE UP WITH RWY 7. COMPANY GAR POLICY WAS NOT COMPLIED WITH.
Narrative: I HAVE NOT NEEDED TO LAND ON RWY 7 AT EGE IN ABOUT 4 YRS. FROM MY SIDE, I CANNOT SEE THE RWY UNTIL SHORT FINAL. WE FOLLOWED THE COMPANY VISUAL APCH PROC WHICH CALLS FOR A 30 DEG BANK. AS WE TURNED OUR FINAL DOGLEG TO FINAL, I WENT VISUAL ON THE RWY AND REALIZED WE HAD OVERSHOT A LITTLE. I SHOULD HAVE ANTICIPATED THE DISCOMFORT AN 'S-TURN' MIGHT CAUSE AND EXECUTED A GAR. INSTEAD, I ELECTED TO DO AN 'S-TURN' TO ALIGN UP PERFECTLY. AS WE WERE ALREADY IN THE DOGLEG TURN, I INCREASED MY BANK WHILE CONCENTRATING VISUALLY OUTSIDE ON THE RWY. THE FO INDICATED THAT I WAS BEYOND 30 DEGS OF BANK. BY THE TIME HE CALLED THAT OUT, WE WERE ALREADY RETURNING TO WINGS LEVEL. I GLANCED INSIDE WHILE PASSING WINGS LEVEL AND DECIDED TO KEEP MY NEXT BANK MORE SHALLOW AND RETURNED TO OUTSIDE REF. THE FO CALLED THAT I WAS BEYOND 30 DEGS OF BANK BY WHICH TIME WE WERE WELL ON THE WAY BACK TO WINGS LEVEL AND PERFECTLY LINED UP WITH RWY 7. WE CONTINUED TO AN EXCELLENT, SMOOTH, PERFECT LNDG. MY FO NEVER CALLED GAR. I WISH I HAD TAKEN IT AROUND BEFORE THE 'S-TURN' AND WILL IF EVER WIDE IN THE FUTURE ON THIS UNIQUE APCH. SUPPLEMENTAL INFO FROM ACN 590687: AFTER CONDUCTING THE VISUAL APCH TO RWY 7 AND HAVING TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT, A 'GAR' CALLOUT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE ON SHORT FINAL.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.