Takeoffs and Landings

November 7, 2010

Polish off your skills on the two most exhilarating aspects of flying—takeoffs and landings. This video goes in depth to explore the different types of takeoffs and landings and the factors that affect their outcome. In-flight footage puts you in the cockpit for a pilot’s eye view of the different techniques and methods for smooth, safe operation. More than just crosswind techniques, this program thoroughly covers slips, crabs, no-flap landings, emergencies, and recoveries from not-so-great approaches and bounces. The section on maximum performance takeoffs and landings will show you how to safely operate from soft or short fields. State-of-the-art 3D graphics give insight into performance characteristics and help to reinforce key topics. This video will help you maintain your takeoff and landing proficiency—great for students, instructors, and experienced pilots alike.


19 Responses to “Takeoffs and Landings”

  1. slickshoesken on November 7th, 2010 7:38 pm

    right? but actually if you increase bank you wouldn’t necessarily stall right away unless you’re applying excessive back pressure that would put it in an accelerated stall or not applying enough power to compensate for the increased stall speed. you can even bank the plane to 90 degrees and not stall the wings as long as you just allow the airplane to drop since there is no more vertical component of lift to counter earth’s gravity

  2. slickshoesken on November 7th, 2010 8:26 pm

    there’s no problem with a left bank + left yaw as long as the left yaw is to keep the ball centered. if that’s the case then the lift provided by both wings would be equal. but if you mean excessive left yaw that would put the airplane in a skid, then i guess you have a point because the left wing would then be producing less lift than the right wing. but i still don’t see how lowering the right wing during that time would remove all the remaining lift.

  3. slickshoesken on November 7th, 2010 9:25 pm

    you can apply opposite aileron anytime even on slow flight and not stall any wing as long as you are in coordinated flight (ball center).. i can do shallow turns with the stall warning horn on the whole time.. it’s a basic slow flight maneuver..

  4. slickshoesken on November 7th, 2010 9:40 pm

    nothing wrong with cross controlling as long as the airplane’s nose is lower than what you use for the normal glide. i practice forward slips often and on calm wind days i can even deflect aileron full to one side and full opposite rudder but i must put the plane in a dive the whole time. as for increased stall speed with the steeper bank.. that’s why i think opposite aileron to level wings would be the best way to go.. but the video says that if you apply opposite aileron, it will be disastrous

  5. access3424 on November 7th, 2010 9:47 pm

    @slickshoesken if you apply opposite aileron at that speed you will stall the wing at that point and it will drop further due to its weight and because life will be greately redused (stalled)

  6. flyboy242 on November 7th, 2010 10:33 pm

    Because the controls will be crossed. For example right aileron with left rudder. Also the increased stall speed with the steeper bank, there would more than likely be a stall.

  7. nashdp on November 7th, 2010 11:16 pm

    I’m only learning, but in this case I think it’s because of the combination of bank AND yaw. In this illustration the left bank + left yaw has removed most of the lift from the left wing, and the right wing is providing most of the lift. Dropping the right aileron would remove all the remaining lift.

    But like i said I’m still learning, so don’t take my word for it; go check it out!

    -Be safe!

  8. jmitterii2 on November 7th, 2010 11:40 pm

    I like the side slip the best. It seems easier to me. I initiate a crab at the start of final to visually see how much xwind then go into the side slip all the way down. Just remember you’ll need to add a bit of power to minimize the increased decent. I will never use more than 20degrees usually only 10 degrees of flaps too. Any more flaps and the xwind starts to drag you more dramatically requiring severe corrections esp. in gusty xwinds.

  9. jmitterii2 on November 8th, 2010 12:01 am

    I think you have a point slickshoesken, it would be applying more left turn increasing bank that would result in the stall.

  10. slickshoesken on November 8th, 2010 12:34 am

    will somebody please explain why applying opposite aileron to counter the overbanking tendency as shown here can be disastrous? i thought pulling up on the yoke was the only thing to avoid during that event so as to avoid a graveyard spiral.. because i really believed opposite aileron is the best way to go..

  11. airste172 on November 8th, 2010 12:47 am

    The planes are very pretty in Sporty’s videos, but the presentations put me to sleep. I bought Sporty’s videos and I regret it.

  12. Robbiedog123 on November 8th, 2010 1:31 am

    Great video, I’m just working on crosswind landings now and the technique i am using is the crab. The problem I was having though is I was giving to much rudder to quickly when I had to correct so it sorta ended up wonky. I might try the side slip technique next time.

  13. givinguptheghost1988 on November 8th, 2010 2:27 am

    crosswind circuits arent easy…i live in geraldton, western australia, and we get A LOT of wind here =S so im constantly practising in crosswind as well. we use the sideslip…its pretty difficult, but ive got the hang of it now =) cool vid! are there any more like this on here? i didnt kno that u use flap on downwind tho…usually i take out 10 degrees on base then 20 on final and add necessary power? is this correct as well? it works, i guess 😉

  14. ronl87 on November 8th, 2010 2:41 am

    rob reider is the man

  15. flattrackmile on November 8th, 2010 3:19 am

    Like a lot of things, there’s a lot of things that need to be accomplished but after you do it enough times you don’t even really think about it.

  16. jb7889 on November 8th, 2010 3:32 am

    Landings can be easy as anything or Hard as hell you jsut have to need to know what you are doing

  17. dberry02jr on November 8th, 2010 3:37 am

    That’s crazy… Never thought a landing was THAT complex…

  18. burningcow422 on November 8th, 2010 4:23 am

    been there…been there..


    god that g1000 looks nice..

  19. xaxisian on November 8th, 2010 4:37 am


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