Something about this shot is pure

Something about this shot is pure. This last week I’ve been super busy with content and getting Leif and Sara ready for their checkrides. I apologize that the posts have been infrequent! Truth be told, it’s moments like …

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ACTUAL Soft Field Takeoff + Confined Airport

Many pilots learn to do the soft field takeoff at airports that aren’t all that soft. In fact, most training airports are on hard runway surfaces. So, the pilots ‘pretend’ and never really deal with an actual soft …

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Power off 180º Accuracy Landing

Now we’re going to execute a Power Off 180º Accuracy Landing. Essentially we’re reducing the power to idle abeam the touchdown point, and exercising the same requirements for short field in terms of our spot — 0 + …

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How to fly: Soft Field Landing

Now we will execute a soft field landing. Much like the soft field takeoff, we are concerned about the protection of the propellor. For this reason we are going to keep a smidge of power when we roundabout …

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How to fly: Soft Field Takeoff

Now we’ll be doing a soft field takeoff. What is a soft field? A soft field is a runway/taxi surface that is grass, water, snow, mud, loose dirt, soft gravel, and so on. This kind of surface acts …

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