Soft Field Landing Pr Copy

Returning to Earth…Softly. The idea behind a soft field landing is to land as softly as possible, and most importantly be ready to go around if the field is too soft and you would be “sucked in” or get stuck on the runway.  It may surprise you, but I have been on several soft grass […]

Soft Field Takeoff Pr Copy

Soft Field Takeoff Super soft ah!!!  Well in this particular case, a soft field isn’t really a good thing.  A true soft field (soft sand, muddy grass field in spring-time, etc.) robs a lot of power from your airplane and makes it take far longer to accelerate to takeoff speed than it would if it […]

Short Field Landing Pr Copy

Short Field Landing The idea here it to clear an imaginary (or real) 50′ obstacle and then land on a very “short” runway.  You will in reality be practicing this on a runway probably 4,000’+ long and not have any real obstacle to contend with.  Your job will be to simulate the runway is only […]

Short Field Takeoff Pr Copy

Short Field Takeoff The purpose of a short field takeoff is to get the airplane off the ground and high enough to clear a 50′ obstacle in the shortest distance required.  Now not all obstacles are created equally (and not all are 50′ tall), however you will commonly hear this 50′ height used in aviation […]

Soft Field Landing Pr

Returning to Earth…Softly. The idea behind a soft field landing is to land as softly as possible, and most importantly be ready to go around if the field is too soft and you would be “sucked in” or get stuck on the runway.  It may surprise you, but I have been on several soft grass […]

Soft Field Takeoff Pr

Soft Field Takeoff Super soft ah!!!  Well in this particular case, a soft field isn’t really a good thing.  A true soft field (soft sand, muddy grass field in spring-time, etc.) robs a lot of power from your airplane and makes it take far longer to accelerate to takeoff speed than it would if it […]

Short Field Landing Pr

Short Field Landing The idea here it to clear an imaginary (or real) 50′ obstacle and then land on a very “short” runway.  You will in reality be practicing this on a runway probably 4,000’+ long and not have any real obstacle to contend with.  Your job will be to simulate the runway is only […]

Short Field Takeoff Pr

Short Field Takeoff The purpose of a short field takeoff is to get the airplane off the ground and high enough to clear a 50′ obstacle in the shortest distance required.  Now not all obstacles are created equally (and not all are 50′ tall), however you will commonly hear this 50′ height used in aviation […]

Soft Field Landing

Returning to Earth…Softly. The idea behind a soft field landing is to land as softly as possible, and most importantly be ready to go around if the field is too soft and you would be “sucked in” or get stuck on the runway.  It may surprise you, but I have been on several soft grass […]

Soft Field Takeoff

Soft Field Takeoff Super soft ah!!!  Well in this particular case, a soft field isn’t really a good thing.  A true soft field (soft sand, muddy grass field in spring-time, etc.) robs a lot of power from your airplane and makes it take far longer to accelerate to takeoff speed than it would if it […]