Monday, February 13, 2017

Breezy Landing Practice

So this was the first time I've been able to fly the plane after the annual and the second time I've actually flown it solo.  I decided to try a quick trip around the pattern with some pretty gusty winds to sharpen up my high wind landing procedures.

Winds were gusting 18-22kts.  I purposefully came in a little faster than normal with only 2 notches of flaps instead of 3. 

You can see how bad I floated this was mostly due to the extra speed and the fact that the wind was blowing directly down the runway.  It also serves as a good example of how well these low wings will float on you if your not careful.