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Avoiding Hard Landings

A bounced or firm landing is typically not a hard landing. So, what is a hard landing? It happens when an airplane stalls or drops onto the runway with too high a vertical speed, resulting in damage to the aircraft. It’s not just the landing gear that takes the hit—structural damage also extends to the firewall and engine mount, fuselage skin, wings, and so on.

In Avoiding Hard Landings, our ASI team examines key causes that lead to hard landings. They also offer suggestions for making smooth landings your passengers—and your pocketbook—will appreciate.

Also, learn how a great flying exercise can polish your touchdown skills as you prepare to flare!

Tablet: Compatible
Length: 4 mins
Topic: Aeronautical Decision Making, Flight Planning and Preflight
FAA WINGS: No
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible*

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*Earn eligibility for  AOPA Accident Forgiveness after earning a certificate of completion for watching all four videos:

  1. Avoiding LOC-G
  2. Avoiding Hard Landings – This video
  3. Avoiding Prop Strikes
  4. Avoiding Gear-Up Landings and Collapses – Coming in fall 2021

AssuredPartners Aerospace

As AOPA’s strategic partner for aviation insurance, AssuredPartners Aerospace, one of the nation’s largest aviation insurance firms, provides the absolute best insurance protection to fit your needs. Whether you’re flying your own airplane, renting from others, instructing, or running an aviation business, we have an unmatched depth of knowledge and resources driven by the desire to set a new standard for service and responsiveness. With more than 25 years’ experience serving pilots’ aviation insurance needs, our expertise has been developed over years of working closely with the nation’s best insurance carriers. We understand the exposures that make aviation insurance unique.

USAIG

A global leader in aviation insurance. For over nine decades, we’ve been a leading provider of insurance to the aviation and aerospace industries. While we insure some of the world’s largest flight departments, we also provide thousands of owner-operators the peace of mind of knowing that their risks are covered by the aviation experts. When you work with us you’re dealing with people who understand, first-hand, your concerns and challenges. Many of us are pilots - as well as AOPA members. And we operate our own fleet of four general aviation aircraft. Give us a call – you’ll find that we speak your language.