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Old 01-26-2010, 01:27 PM
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Go-arounds can be done at any time. Under certain circumstances both visually or a CATIIIC which would be a full "auto land" the aircraft can actually touch down before you go around. Sure, its extremely rare but does, and can happen. Float too far down the runway, vehicle or aircraft, entering the runway.. Doesn't matter what altitude you're at, you're going around.

No go around levers, just "TOGA" buttons which is an acronym for Take Off Go Around. They're buttons right where your thumb would be on the thrust levers. Pushing one or both commands "go around" power if you're in the landing mode, pitches the flight directors to a specific nose up attitude and if the autopilot is engaged, rotates the nose up and starts a climb out.