Unicom

December 2008 Issue

For Keeps

Itís impossible to develop suggested techniques covering all airplanes and all pilots at all times. By stating "hold the airplane neutral," we meant in a level attitude, whether on or slightly above the runway. The key here is accelerating to the desired airspeed as quickly as possible in the least distance. Some airplanes do this best on the runway. Your 182 isnít one of them, so accelerating in ground effect is probably the best solution. As always, of course, practice various techniques with an experienced instructor to determine which works best for you and your airplane.

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