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Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes

Ron Fowler

248 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc

Many pilots resign themselves to imperfect takeoffs and landings merely because they're unaware that even the pros must work at each of these critical phases of flight. This book shows pilots how to develop total awareness for the situation, the airplane, and the self?and to convert that awareness into perfect takeoffs and landings.

This book will teach new students safe and proper techniques as well as provide tips for refreshing experienced pilots who may not fly on a regular basis.
The detailed yet easy-to-follow steps given here ensure pilots have the knowledge they need to go beyond rote-learned reactions and develop excellent flying skills. Each chapter defines a specific takeoff or landing situation and the set of characteristics unique to it. Author Ron Fowler presents the methods?and the logic behind the methods?that allow the pilot to master techniques key to normal takeoffs and landings, crosswind procedures, short- and soft-field operations, night procedures, tailwheel operations, and more.

Originally published as two separate books, this newly-combined edition now brings together comprehensive instruction on going up and coming back down. The author's easy, conversational approach to teaching speaks to all pilots who thrive on the personal challenge of striving for excellence.