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hi allcan anyone please tell me what the difference is between short final and finals, when atc that the 737 is on short finals whats the difference between this and 'final'?thanks

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The name sort of explains it really. Final approach is established on the glideslope.Short final is inside the Middle Marker ie Imminent landing.That's my rough, non-industry explanation anyway. I'm sure someone will be along with the proper definition soon.


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Max

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Guest Carl Hackman

Finals (for jets) is around 8 miles from threasholdShort Finals is around 4 miles from threasholdUsually ;)

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The terms long and short finals used to be used at Heathrow (EGLL) to refer to the distance from touchdown at which ATC vectored aircraft to intercept the ILS. Approaching runways 27, "short" meant that the ILS was intercepted over Westminster; "long" over Docklands.


Gerry Howard

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