Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.
A good landing generally starts well before the wheels touch the ground.
Every pilot learns the technique for a proper crosswind landing, but this skill requires more than knowing the proper control inputs.
Successful Strategies to Land and Retain New Students (1995) - Ralph Hood offers tips to CFIs on how to give a prospective student the best experience to increase the likelihood the prospect will sign up for lessons and continue training.
A normal takeoff is what pilots use the for the majority of their departures. But it often doesn't get the attention it deserves.
While the checklist is important for determining how to perform a short field landing, sometimes it helps to think about why we do what we do.
Learn how to choose an abort point if your takeoff roll isn't going as planned.
Rod Machado shows you techniques to prevent a spin entry.
An easier way to keep the needle centered when tracking a VOR , ILS or GPS course.
The airlines learned it a long time ago. A stabilized approach is the key to an uneventful landing. Fly along with Bruce Landsberg of the AOPA Air Safety Institute.
Hey CFI's, we made keeping your certificate current A LOT easier. Check out the new online FIRC.
Rpd Machado tells us what to do if you suddenly lose part or all of your prop. It happens.
Learn how to survive an open water ditching.
Rod Machado tells us about control surface flutter - how your can avoid it, how to recover if you encounter it.
Rod Machado on what you can do to increase the chances you'll survive an off-airport landing.
Formation flying school for RV owners.
How to REALLY see and avoid.
Rod Machado explains how to clear fouled spark plugs.
National Aerospace Training and Research Center offers high altitude and high G training to civilian pilots.
This video shows the airplane landing in a 15 knot crosswind at Lakeland, Fla., and the pilot is using the technique written about in the story.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows you how to do a proper loop.
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