Takeoffs and Landings
The Crucial Maneuvers & Everything in Between
Leighton Collins Wolfgang Langewiesche Richard L. Collins Tom Lippert
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc
Leighton Collins' classic aviation book is all about the realities of flying into and out of an airport, the practical matters of taking off and landing safely, skillfully, every time. His tips and secrets are gathered from a lifetime of experience in the field.
In Takeoffs and Landings, techniques are explained such as how to use the airplane's "gravity engine" for extra power, how to cope with sink, gradient wind, wind shear, and more. Emphasis is on stall/spin avoidance and the inherent risks of flying low and slow. Here you will find not only one, but five different ways of touching down; not two, but three ways of landing crosswind; and an excellent description of a light twin on takeoff with one engine out. Then Collins provides a complete account, from takeoff roll to full stop, of a perfect flight and how a really good landing is concocted.
Collins' shared tips and secrets are gathered from a lifetime of experience in the field. The book's foreword is by industry icon and author of the well-know classic Stick and Rudder, Wolfgang Langewiesche.