The largest percentage of aviation accidents occur in the
WE pilots need to get this right and continually put
ourselves and our aircraft in the best situation for a
successful and smooth landing.
Tail wheel aircraft have the lurking potential of a ground
loop on every landing. Just because you got it on the
ground and back to your hangar doesn’t mean it was
something to write home about, or put on You Tube. You
might have been on the edge of an incident and didn’t even
recognize it. In fact, a wrong decision or a slow
response at the wrong time and your landing might have had
a different outcome. When you approach the Threshold,
thoughts like … I’m a little high or a little fast, or a
little long should rarely happen. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
and PROPER TECHNIQUE is everything.
I will be discussing THE BEST WHEEL LANDING TECHNIQUE for
Cessna 180/185 aircraft, and may apply to many other types
of tail wheel aircraft. This Wheel Landing technique WILL
provide the Best, and most consistent, predictable and
controllable landing for both paved/dirt,long and and
shorter runways, except when the situation that call for a
Full Stall Landing.
This Blog is not written to change the way you land, or
your technique. If you’r a 3 pointer (full stall) kind of
pilot, and it works well for you, please stay with it.
However if you have inconsistency with your landings, were
told that a wheel landing is only for high wind conditions
where you fly the plane on using 20 deg of flaps, or were
never shown the correct way to wheel land, then this may be
NEXT BLOG – LANDING TECHNIQUE – AND WHY THIS IS THE BEST LANDING TECHNIQUE AND APPROACH
Bill White Insurance — Aviation Specialists since 1977