Those Who Have and Those Who Refuse To

A pilot who landed his Bonanza gear-up shares his experience and the lessons he's learned about flying, and about the resulting grief and fears.

Editor’s note: The following is a first-person account of an inadvertent gear-up landing and its aftermath, written by the incident pilot and adapted from a series of posts at, an online resource for Beechcraft owners and pilots of all aircraft types.  On August 5, 2020, I landed my much-loved Beechcraft F33A Bonanza gear-up at […]
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