Best How-to-Land Video

4,001 people watched this video in the last 30 days. In total, it has been viewed over 382,613 times. That is more times than there are pilots in the U.S. I’m rather proud of that. Here it is: And here is its transcript — not exactly word for word — but it should make the concepts…

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How to Know if the Crosswind is too Strong

There are two ways to know if a crosswind is too strong. One is to land and see if you skid off the side of the runway or ground loop. The other is to cross control the airplane before landing to see if you can align the airplane with the runway. I prefer the second…

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How to Takeoff and Climb without Chasing the Airspeed Needle

You realize that she was right. Airspeed is controlled by the elevator control because pilots adjust pitch attitude with the elevator control. Here’s how you come to that realization: It’s your turn to fly. Focusing on the airspeed indicator, you push your nose down until it points at the right airspeed. Good… not so good.…

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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…

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