Ed Cesnalis Posted April 10, 2017 Report Share Posted April 10, 2017 My thread got hi-jacked so I am placing a summary here. 2 primary reasons to avoid fast approaches and landings in a CT Mishaps, when they happen (flat tire, wrong inupt, ...) involve more kinetic energy and result in more damage and injury. Control authority, when overcome by conditions is postponed till later in the landing sequence (when wheels are on the runway) and this is an especially bad scenario in a CT that skips sideways more readily than any other aircraft I have ever flown. In the 10 year discussion neither of the above points have been well countered. These points stand in spite the many lang standing retorts like: ford vs chevy - implies no safety difference when one clearly exists personal preference - ignores meaningful safety issues only 2-3 knots - wishful thinking, speed is reduce at flare with large pitch change that is only there with landing flaps plane will stall or wing will drop - just not true, sink rate has to be controlled in any landing technique, rapid sink on landing is not a stall its a failure to manage energy. The latest contribution, that fast approaches minimize pitch changes and cause firm contracts is true but not desirable in a CTSW with its strait gear legs. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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