Fixing Your Float

Excess floating while trying to land usually results from carrying excess speed into the flare. But nailing your landings starts in the traffic pattern.

A common problem students and rusty pilots may have with their landings involves floating down the runway, waiting for the airplane to quit flying. We’re often tempted to force it onto the runway, which can result in all kinds of mischief, including landing on the nosewheel of a tricycle-gear airplane. That’s bad, since the nosewheel […]
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