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Learning to Land

On approach for runway 34, CYBW

One of the hardest thing in flying is learning to land.  When I was struggling with the landing, my instructor made me feel better by letting me know this, and saying that she didn’t really “learn” how to land until she was doing her commercial license.  Of course she knew how to to it, but by that she meant that ...

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Short field landing

Short field landing and takeoff procedure explained At a certain point, your lessons will be about precision flying after you know the basics.  Now my lessons are about more precise flying, not only just about making it down to the ground safely.  Recently I was practicing to aim to land at a particular spot on the runway, using different flap ...

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The perfect landing

Normal landing touchdown attitude

The perfect landing technique explained The most difficult part of learning to fly is, I think, the landing.  It is a precise series of steps that, when individually understood both aerodynamically and intellectually, result in a straight, soft landing no matter the wind conditions.  Since going solo for the first time I have been doing solo circuits, and have really ...

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My First Solo Flight – Part 1: Fighting Fear

First solo initiation

The story leading up to my first solo out of Springbank! Getting Ready The time leading up to my first solo was a tense period.  It was something that took a very long time to accomplish, given the disjointed nature that my flight training has taken.   I spent 15 hours flying from Edmonton City Centre over 8 months (from April ...

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