With huge thanks to Aviaze we encourage you to watch their lessons learned video to help you learn about the risks of excessive bank angle and changing your plan at the last minute.
Preparing the approach is vital to landing safely - make a clear plan ahead of time and stick to it as closely as possible unless the situation changes. If things don't look or feel good, then go around and make another approach.
As this video highlights, when you rush into a new plan in the middle of the approach you are asking for trouble. Excessive bank angles and steep turns close to the ground are usually dangerous maneuvers you should never attempt.
The main lessons learned are:
- Don't rush into new decisions, especially during the approach.
- Many traffic patterns accidents are due to excessive bank turning on final.
- Never attempt steep turns close to the ground.
There are of course other lessons you can take from this, what did you learn from this?