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Introduction

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One thing is sure about flying.  No matter where you are, what you are flying, or what the circumstances are, your flight will always end with a landing.

 

Many pilots agree that the quality and comfort of your landing depends entirely on how you fly the approach.

 

By improving your skills in flying approaches, and knowing the techniques for handling all kinds of landing conditions, you will be a safer and better pilot.  Your passengers (and/or cargo) will benefit from a smoother touchdown, and the aircraft will receive less wear and tear.

 

The FAA is pleased to provide you this course, designed to help improve your knowledge and skills in this area.

 

This course is based on content in the FAA’s “Airplane Flying Handbook”.  It is an ABRIDGED version of the Chapter 8, "Approaches and Landings" within that book.

 

THIS ONLINE COURSE IS OFFERED AS INFORMATION ONLY.  It is NOT a substitute for authorized flight training.  You must take proper training from qualified instructors prior to operating an aircraft.

 


 

1. NORMAL APPROACH AND LANDING - PART ONE

Important!

Base Leg 

Final Approach

Use of Flaps

Estimating Height and Movement

 

2. NORMAL APPROACH AND LANDING - PART TWO

Roundout (Flare)

Touchdown

After-Landing Roll

Stabilized Approach Concept

Intentional Slips

 

3. GO-AROUNDS (REJECTED LANDINGS)

Power

Attitude

Configuration

 

4. GROUND EFFECT

 

5. WINDS ON APPROACH & LANDING

Crosswind Approach and Landing

Crosswind Final Approach

Crosswind Roundout (Flare)

Crosswind Touchdown

Crosswind After-Landing Roll

Maximum Safe Crosswind Velocities

Turbulent Air Approach and Landing

 

6. APPROACH & LANDING STRATEGIES FOR DIFFERENT AIRFIELD TYPES

Short-Field Approach and Landing

Soft-Field Approach and Landing

 

7. POWER-OFF APPROACHES

            Introduction

            Safety Considerations

            General

            Straight-In Gliding Approach

            90° Power-Off Approach

            180° Power-Off Approach

 

8. FAULTY APPROACHES

Low Final Approach

High Final Approach

Slow Final Approach

Use of Power

High Roundout

Late or Rapid Roundout

Floating During Roundout

Ballooning During Roundout

 

9. LANDING PROBLEMS

Bouncing During Touchdown

Porpoising

Wheelbarrowing

Hard Landing

Touchdown in a Drift or Crab

Ground Loop

Wing Rising after Touchdown

 

10. HYDROPLANING

Dynamic Hydroplaning

Reverted Rubber Hydroplaning

Viscous Hydroplaning

Avoiding Hydroplaning

 


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