Hey there! I was making some touch & go at Canberra Airport, as I know, when the controller cleares you for the option, means that you can land, touch & go and make a low pass. Well, I decided to make a low-pass, I was on final at 220kts, to make the low-pass faster as there were many planes waiting for takeoff, then the controller tell me to reduce velocity, He/she didn’t know I was making a low-pass, what do I do in this moment? Do I say ‘Unable’ or ‘Stand by’? Do I reduce velocity (which was impossible)? Do I go-around? Also, the correct velocity for a low pass is…? Thanks!
Why is reducing velocity not possible for you at 220 knots. If ATC requests it, so be it.
Because I was at 2nm from the airport and descending
Reduce to 200 knots, you should still be flying fine and ATC is happy too.
MaxSez: Bullets & Cannon Balls have velocity aircraft have airspeed unless they have gone ballistic! As for airspeed in restricted airspace read and learn, Google is your friend;
FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS
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Sec. 91.117 — Aircraft speed.
(a) Unless otherwise authorized by the Administrator, no person may operate an aircraft below 10,000 feet MSL at an indicated airspeed of more than 250 knots (288 m.p.h.).
(b) Unless otherwise authorized or required by ATC, no person may operate an aircraft at or below 2,500 feet above the surface within 4 nautical miles of the primary airport of a Class C or Class D airspace area at an indicated airspeed of more than 200 knots (230 mph.). This paragraph (b) does not apply to any operations within a Class B airspace area. Such operations shall comply with paragraph (a) of this section.
© No person may operate an aircraft in the airspace underlying a Class B airspace area designated for an airport or in a VFR corridor designated through such a Class B airspace area, at an indicated airspeed of more than 200 knots (230 mph).
(d) If the minimum safe airspeed for any particular operation is greater than the maximum speed prescribed in this section, the aircraft may be operated at that minimum speed.
[Doc. No. 18334, 54 FR 34292, Aug. 18, 1989, as amended by Amdt. 91–219, 55 FR 34708, Aug. 24, 1990; Amdt. 91–227, 56 FR 65657, Dec. 17, 1991; Amdt. 91–233, 58 FR 43554, Aug. 17, 1993]
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