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Approaches and landings are critical maneuvers and require the skills built from basic flight maneuvers, ground reference maneuvers, and airport traffic patterns. A proper approach is required for a proper roundout and touchdown. With the large number of environmental variables the pilot must consider, in addition to the skill to judge aircraft speed, descent rate, and distance above the ground, landing is normally the last basic maneuver the student learns before solo.
- Normal (Calm Wind) Approaches and Landings (Part Two)
- Normal (Calm Wind) Approaches and Landings (Part One)
- Effect of Headwinds During Final Approach and Stabilized Approach Concept
- Go-Around (Rejected Landings) and Short and Soft Field Landing Techniques
- Power-on Approach and Landing for Turbulant Air and Crosswind Approaches and Landings
- Steep Approaches and Power-Off Accuracy Approaches (Part One)
- Steep Approaches and Power-Off Accuracy Approaches (Part Two)
- Emergency Approaches and Landings (Simulated Engine Out)
- Faulty Approaches and Landings (Part One)
- Faulty Approaches and Landings (Part Two)
Approaches and landings will be first discussed with the fundamentals of a normal approach and landing in calm winds on a large hard-surfaced runway. This will provide the basis for specific power-on, crosswind, and steep approach maneuvers, as well as other types of approaches and landings that WSC commonly encounter.