Striking Behavior

Tail strikes on takeoff and landing are associated with inadequate pilot proficiency and insufficient application of risk management principles.

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Unless you’re flying a tailwheel-equipped airplane, you really don’t want the tail to touch the ground. It’s potentially dangerous, not to mention embarrassing. And a tail strike—when the tail section of an airplane contacts the surface while taking off or landing—can result in significant damage to the aft section of a tricycle-gear airplane. The good […]
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