Ummm, remember that we can't dismiss that go arounds are kind of a big deal.Originally Posted by Gabriel
And, maybe we shouldn't be comparing VMC where the crew can mentally prep for a go around vs IMC where it will be more of a surprise. Additionally, in IFR there are greater separation standards...the last second thing should not apply. The failure was the tower not checking the ground radar and whether the back up is adequate.
AND, it just hit me...the answer is that the landing aircraft be reqired to call in when clear and the tower AND THE LANDING PLANE be required to note it. (And perhaps acknowledge it.). Not too different from what guys do on unicoms- although I always thought that calling clear in VMC was a waste of EM radiation.