Lesson 97 – Better Landings

Sandy and I went out in the pattern yesterday to concentrate on landings. I did much better than last time. I was trying to concentrate on my crosswind correction and so, let the landings get a little flat; not horribly so though. Sandy wasn’t worried abut the flair and she was happy about the improved crosswind technique. My soft field landings could be softer and, I will work on that. On the other hand, I was able to hit my landing spot exactly on the short field landings and my soft and short field takeoffs were fine.

I am going to fly with a different CFI on Thursday to get a second viewpoint to help me fine tune my flair. The checkride is just around the corner now.

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on your progress and regaining your landing technique. It sounds like you’re nice and safe, and just working on the fine tuning.

    I can relate: I just had my second lesson since soloing (for various reasons almost two months ago). We had gusty cross winds last time and it felt like I had never landed before. Relatively calm today, yet I explored all variations of bounces 😉

    So again, good work on the crosswind landings and best of luck with the checkride prep.

  • Tom says:

    It is funny how we can totally forget how to land at times isn’t it? But, you have to remember that conditions are different every time out. We are really learning how to adjust to those different conditions and that takes lots of practice. Hang in there and learn from your mistakes, that’s why our CFIs let us make them after all.


  • Ex Gravel Cruncher says:

    Glad you’re making progress, and good luck on your checkride! Mine is also just around the corner.

  • Tom says:

    Thank you ex gravel cruncher, and good luck to you too. Please let us know how it goes.


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