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ATC directions to the airport were too close and high for landing?

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I've just started flying regularly for the first time in a very long time, and I remember this happened on occasion, but not if there was anything I could do about it?  When I hit t the localizer I was far too high to actually land safely and would likely had to have gone around and tried again.

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Need more info than that.

What airport and is it in a mountainous area?

How far out did you intercept the localiser?

What was the final altitude you were cleared to?

If it was a mountainous area did you select NOTAMS for the airport?

And finally, did you switch to QNH when cleared below the transition level?

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I don't remember most of that, but it was on final to MMMX, which is somewhat mountainous, there is a big hill nearby anyway, no I didn't do notams (I'm unsure if I need them for Mexico City), and the final altitude I think was 13k feet the only thing I don't remember is how far out I was I only remember that when I started going down I was less than a mile away.

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There is high ground around MMMX so it's best to tick NOTAMS. That way you only get cleared lower "if able".

 

MMMX is a challenging airport. I've had problems getting down quickly enough with Concorde. At 7500ft above sea level the air is thin and you need to plan ahead. 13000ft is around 5500ft above terrain so would have expected a further descent clearance.

 

Try it again and provide more info if you can.

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