Ed Cesnalis Posted August 5, 2013 Report Share Posted August 5, 2013 After all these years in my CTSW I have mentally changed my landing technique. In the past, timing the round out was the most difficult portion of my landings, I was keeping my descent unaltered until the last moment, relying on time left before nose wheel contact to judge when to round out. I got thru my transition training in 1 hour partly because I had a good sense of where the ground was and could manage the energy in my landings with flaps and without throttle. Yesterday it occurred to me on approach to call out 20' so I could round out below 20' and not so close to the ground. The visualization worked well, I can see a 20' tall opening like a hangar door opening to fly thru resulting in a less dramatic round out that is easier to judge. A 2nd revelation is that the sooner I reach the aft stop on the stick, which of course you cannot do without climbing prior to getting behind the power curve, the slower my sink is. I sank from a few feet, at the aft stop, with throttle closed and had a very soft contact. With my newly adjusted trim I find that if I trim my nose very low, low enough to approach at 55 with full flaps and no pressure that I am rewarded with a lot of aft stick travel to work with. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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