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Invitation to all pilots from student to high-time who want to perfect their landing technique.

Discover How to Consistently Land Safely and Smoothly in ANY Conditions Your Airplane can be Landed

Here's the best part:
The basic technique you'll learn
works with all landings: crosswind, short field, rough field, high altitude…


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Take my NEW Landing SECRETS online course. You will learn all the airmanship you need to land any airplane in any conditions that your airplane can be landed... so you can go anywhere you want, when you want. Turn a six-hour drive into a 30-minute flight; take your kids camping by landing on an isolated Forest Service strip; win the admiration of your neighbors and colleagues. Live the life of your dreams... Simply by Learning my Three-Step Method of Landing.

Dear Student, Sport, Private, Commercial Pilot:

Did you know that you can use exactly the same technique for severe crosswinds as you use on a calm day?

Doesn't it really suck to worry about your next landing? 

You ever wonder why the average student pilot needs over 15 hours of flight instruction and others solo in less than 8?

The difference is not natural ability. Pilots who solo quickly are prepared before they get in the cockpit. The slow ones are not. They are reduced to studying in the worse conceivable classroom – a noisy, busy cockpit.  Their instructors have no choice but to fly, look for traffic and talk to the tower BEFORE can they can teach you.

If you needed 12, 15 or more hours to solo and you’re still not satisfied with your landings, it’s not your fault! You just had not been properly prepared for landings.

The secret lies in knowing and understanding the airmanship skills before you are expected to perform them.

The consequences of failing to learn and practice these airmanship skills are ground loops, overshoots, undershoots, wing tip strikes and occasional unplanned trips off the runway.


Here's what Fighter Pilots and Airline Captains Say

Great video.  As a retired navy fighter pilot and airline pilot, I was always amazed how many of my copilots did not try this technique. Many would simply fly in a crab all the way to touchdown or try and kick out the crab with rudder right before touchdown.  I used this technique on my fighters, B-727, B-737 (once in a 40 knot direct crosswind at Midway Airport) and the A-300. This technique works great but I can see why many pilots are afraid of cross controlling close to the ground.

Rick Blake

IMO of 50 yrs...EXCELLENT.
The biggest problem I've seen is that there aren't very many good pilots/good instructors.
We should teach control PRESSURES not movement.
Teaching a neophyte to land with flaps (especially with 30-40* on Cessnas) is poor technique. Airspeed changes too rapidly and stalls too abruptly.
Nothing is more negative to a new student than a thump landing.
Teach them to touch down smoothly rather than a thump and they will be more confident and learn more quickly.
Ever wonder how WWII Cub pilots soloed in 5-6 hrs??
Keep up the good explanations.

HotRod Ray

Thank you, Mr. Daniel. All I hear these days touts the crab-style of landing. I've been a pilot for over 50 years and more than 20,000 hours. I've tried the crab method a couple of times and absolutely did NOT like it. If nothing else, the side loads on the gear made me very uncomfortable. I started flying as a USAF cadet and wound up flying fighters for 27 years. I was taught the cross-control method. Glad to see this video.

Raymond Koonce


Meet Doug Daniel

Doug Daniel has taught pilots who went on to be airline pilots, bush pilots, flight instructors, instrument-rated multi-engine pilots and one who became chief pilot of a commercial hot-air balloon operation.

He and his brother snuck into an abandoned Air Force base to fly a still operational WWII flight simulator. That helped him solo in less than seven hours. That's how he learned the value of knowing what to do before climbing into a cockpit!

Doug learned aerodynamics by working as a mathematician at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory then learned how to explain that arcane subject in layman’s terms by teaching flying before and after work.

He learned the nuts and bolts of airplane ownership as the president of the 10-airplane, 150-member flying club, Flying Particles.

After building and test flying an experimental airplane and writing a pilot’s reference, a 211-page eBook, Flying SECRETS, Doug went on to produce numerous online courses for pilots at all skill levels.


Why am I the guy to help you land smoothly and safely time after time in every condition your airplane can be landed?


Without thinking, some will say, “Because you soloed in six hours and twenty-five minutes.”


After a pause they might say, “Because your students averaged soloing in just two thirds of the national average.”


Let me share the REAL reason with will shock you.


I almost died and my passengers with me because I thought that I knew how to land and didn’t.


I landed at the Nuttree Airport in a Cessna 172. I felt pretty smug. It was a very smooth landing, one of those landings that you could hear but not feel. Then a gust picked me up and set me down on a parallel taxiway facing opposite direction traffic.


Had the gust come from the left, it would have set us in an irrigation ditch, tangled up with the trees next to it. There is no doubt that we could have been killed.


Determined never to let that happen again, I spend a great deal of time analyzing what I did wrong. Once I became an instructor there was no doubt that I would teach my students the right landing habits – habits that would prevent these mistakes.


I became obsessed with landings… soft field landing, rough field landings, high altitude landings, icy runways, oily runways, short runways, crosswinds, gusty crosswinds... I especially needed to understand how a pilot can know to abort a landing before it’s too late?


Once I had that figured out, I needed to teach these techniques without dumping a bunch or extraneous stuff on my students. The techniques must be simple and decision-making instantaneous.


My students started soloing in two thirds of the time of the national average; they were getting their private licenses much quicker.


What was even more satisfying is the instructors that I have trained are having similar results.

Why do Pilots Struggle to make Great Landings?


This is the question I set out to answer when I crafted this program.

I listened to the noise from other experts: that you have to have 1,000 hours before you can really land well, or if you kick the rudder really hard just before you touch down you can straighten the airplane out before it drifts too much, or just let the tires squall, it won't hurt 'em…

But I realized, without the skill set of controlled PGP, consistent approach airspeed and more importantly, precise cross controlling, a pilot would never succeed.

So I looked around and this is what I saw:

  • Airline pilots, Air Taxi pilots, High-Time Private Pilots were thumping, weaving and squalling when they landed.
  • Airline pilots running off the far end of the runway.
  • The National Transportation Safety Board telling us that a full 45% of all landing incidents involve cross winds.


I’ve ridden in the back of airliners and knew that the pilot did not know how to land in a gentle 10-knot crosswind.

I’ve heard airline captains say that are afraid of cross controlling for fear of wing tip strikes. Yet knowledgeable captains make cross controlled landings in 40 KNOT DIRECT CROSSWINDS.

And I found the answer to my question.

As Elon Musk would say, these people never went back to first principles. They never looked at the basics in enough detail to understand things that apply to every airplane from Piper Cub to A380.


Their flight instructors said, “Just do what I do; follow me through on the controls.” Often just trying to build time so they could go to work in the airlines. 

No one taught these unfortunate pilots the simple basic techniques that work every time.

So I went to work and packaged all my wisdom into one training that will make a bigger impact in your flying and your life than any system you have ever seen.



My Landing SECRETS Training is Difference Because…


  • It is just not me!! I am not particularly gifted or talented. Many of my students solo faster than I did.


  • You'll learn the three most common landing mistakes that pilots make so you can avoid wingtip strikes, ground loops, undershoot, overshoot...


  • You'll learn the three phases of any landing to simplify every landing and land consistently.


All of this in a jam packed Video Training Series and bonus eBooks that will knock your Socks off.

How will this TRAINING work for you?


ü You’ll never be embarrassed about a landing again.


ü You'll be a more self-confident pilot… this self-confidence will transform your life.


ü Your friends and family will beg you to go flying again.


ü If you follow my system, your flying and mindset will be completely transformed within 30 days.


ü You’ll avoid disaster BECAUSE YOU’LL KNOW BEFOREHAND when the crosswind is too great.




If you’re ready to put aside what you think you already know about landings, then this is for you.


If you’re ready to forget what ‘they’ say about landings and focus on the facts, then this is for you.


If you’re ready to go ALL OUT then get ready to SQUEAK!


So if this is NOT YOU, then don’t join our community.


But if you are ready, then you’re in the right place and it’s time to strap in!


Precisely controlling your projected glide point in any wind.


Maintaining runway alignment and lateral position throughout the three phases of any landing.


The simple go/no-go decision-making process.

You will learn these skills through a 12-Video Training on How to Land an Airplane in Any Weather That an Airplane Can Be Landed Safely.


  • How to use Pitch, Power and Drag to control IAS and PGP simultaneously to prevent overshoot, undershoot, hard landings, and floating.


  • How to use Yaw and Roll to control alignment and position simultaneously to keep the airplane centered on the runway, eliminate drift, and eliminate tire skidding.


  • How to put Pitch, Power, Drag, Yaw and Roll together to place your airplane at the right place over the runway, in the right configuration and at the right airspeed for an awesome landing time after time.


  • How to correct from those little things that start to go wrong on every landing to minimize go-arounds and botched landing is a way that no one need ever notice.


  • How to safely and instantaneously make that No-Go decision as low as a foot over the runway.


As an added bonus I have included a Video Transcript, a 211-page eBook, a Glossary and other tutorials in PDF format.

My Personal Guarantee

Three promises to give you peace of mind with your decision:


  • Money Back Promise: I you don’t like the program for whatever reason, I will refund 100% of your investment within 30 days.


  • Value Promise: You will receive instant value and tools that you can start implementing immediately.


  • Result: You will get results in your Landings.


If you don’t like it within the 30-day refund period, just ask for a refund.


The Ultimate Cost of Inaction

I do guarantee a COI, The Cost of Inaction

If you don't act, it could cost you:

  • Botched Landings: Hard landings, bounces, mushes, wingtip strikes, ground loops, over-shoots, under-shoots, going off the side of the runway... (I know; I was certain that it couldn't happen to me until it did.)
  • Time and Money: Additional hours of dual to get each license or rating.
  • Your self respect and dignity.
  • Your reputation.
  • Passenger loyalty.


Ask yourself this question: "When do passengers clap? Is it when you execute a precision instrument approach flawlessly? Is it when you navigate to within 100 yards of your destination? Is it when you keep the ball perfectly centered on every turn throughout a flight?"

You know the answer: None of the above!

Passengers clap when you make a great landing. Landings are how others measure us and we measure ourselves as pilots.


Here's What You Get When You Enroll in my Landing SECRETS Pilot Training Course

Five modules of video instruction on:


    • How to Fly the Perfect Landing Profile using Power, Pitch and Drag


    • How to Keep Your Airplane Aligned and Centered using Roll and Yaw


    • How to Control Power, Pitch, Drag, Roll and Yaw at the Same Time without needing to Think about It


    • How to Set Up for the Perfect Landing


    • How to Recover from Things Going Wrong Without Your Passengers Suspecting


Plus transcripts, eBooks, a glossary and worksheets

For taking advantage of this Special Offer you will also get Absolutely FREE:

My Pilot's Reference, Flying SECRETS

a-211 Page, $97 eBook on:

→ Aerodynamics

→ Flight Dynamics

→ Stability

→ Flying the Traffic Pattern

→ Soft, Rough, Short, Slippery, and High Altitude Operations

→ And a Ton More ...



Landing Secrets

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