How to land any Plane

This simple three step procedure is widely endorsed by both Air Force and Navy fighter pilots, by most airline pilots and almost all crop dusters. Unfortunately few flight schools teach it because it is not required on a check ride.

That's a shame. When I started teaching it, my students began to solo a full 5 hours sooner.

Let me know what you think, please.


  1. Garry Eugene on October 21, 2018 at 18:15

    Thank you Doug. I am getting better at landing!

    • Doug on October 23, 2018 at 05:11

      I’m glad to hear that. It makes my day.

  2. Mario Bedayo on November 5, 2018 at 11:36

    Your the best… my student are very happy, as this the best technique in landing calm or crosswind. nothing more… no argument fom the best instructor. your friend from the philippines.

  3. Cedric on July 20, 2019 at 10:11

    How do you apply cross control on every landing even if there is no cross wind?

    • Doug on July 22, 2019 at 07:01

      You should apply cross control TECHNIQUES on every landing. You really don’t care if there is a crosswind component or not. Keep the airplane centered over the runway with your aileron control, keep your airplane aligned with the runway with your rudder control and keep your airplane at the proper pitch attitude with your elevator control.

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