Preventing Gear-Up Landings

Despite the care we take to ensure we land with the rolling thingies down, insurance claims for gear-up landings are far too common.

I have been around the airport water cooler for two different gear-up landings. The first was either a classic excuse or truly unfortunate set of circumstances. After touching the belly of the aircraft to the pavement without a nice, cushy set of wheels between the two, he hopped out of the airplane and declared that […]
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