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Gary Allen (email@example.com) wrote:
: 2: The trickiest part of a good landing is NOT the ground roll, its the
: approach and flare. The more the better.
Then why do I see so many pilots do the ground roll wrong?
Why do I see so many pilots used to touch and gos who forget directional
control while rolling, because they know theyll be back off the runway
in a few seconds anyway, so it doesnt matter what direction the plane
Why do I see so many pilots used to touch and gos who begin reconfiguring
the aircraft for the takeoff before the wheels have touched the ground in
the flare because theyre sure that everything will be fine and happy as
soon as the wheels touch, and they have no need to worry about directional
control after the wheels touch.
These pilots dont understand the importance of the ground roll.
Maybe theyre fine as long as things go normally, but give them an aborted
takeoff, a taildragger aircraft, a gusty wind, or some other unusual
situation and theyll take out a couple runway lights.
Ive seen these traits in too many pilots.
: 3: I could teach a monkey to taxi. Simply an expensive waste of time and
No, the taxi is a good time to review what happened on the last landing.
Much better to do it while taxiing, while the student can listen to you,
rather than during the next takeoff, when theyre trying to fly the plane
and unable to concentrate on what you are telling them.
: 4: At a reasonable busy airport, repeated full-stop landings tie up the
: runway much longer.
If the touch and go is done correctly (not having the student start to
think about the "go" until the "touch" and directional control is complete)
there shouldnt be any difference in the amount of time spent on the runway.
: Gary - CFI
Jill - Not a CFI, but a pilot who has seen too many bad habits
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