Features

July 2010 Issue

Botched Bounce

When a bounced landing leads to a prop strike, the only smart thing to do is close the throttles.

When it comes to botched landings, Iíve certainly had my share. In perhaps my worst one, I vividly remember plonking a 182 down on a paved, beachside runway many moons ago. About halfway through a series of six or so times the airplaneís nosewheel contacted the runway, I managed to inform my passengers, "This is the worst landing Iíve ever made." Lucky them. Still, we survived the ordeal, and were able to fly the airplane home later that day.

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Aviation Safety

The monthly journal of risk management and accident prevention, is packed with useful, timely information on basic and advanced technique, accident analysis and, most important, practical articles on how you can develop the judgment that will keep you in the air and out of the NTSB's files.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.