Ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7287 times:
Came back from doing some stuff over the Irish Sea and Welsh coastline (I fly from Liverpool/EGGP), then told to turn 100, throw out full flaps and descend towards RWY 27. I thought my instructor would take over and land it, but he just said "right, keep it nose down till about 15 feet off the deck, then slowly flare then pull off the power and let it float down" so i did, and not being big headed, but it was a absolute GREASER I think i kept the nose a little high off the ground for too long, but it didn't slam down so i guess it was good enough. My breaking was really uneven, i sorta slammed on at first then nearly overshot the exit....
All in all, i'm just surprised after 3 hours i was allowed to land.. i mean isn't that a little fast? Who cares, i walked away and i can brag about it
6YJJK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7254 times:
Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 1): I don't want to over flare and rip the tail off
Something I saw once, when a student had exactly the same worry: Sit in the plane (this was a Cessna 150), and get your instructor to push the tail down to the ground. Then you'll see just how ridiculously over-flared you'd have to be - it might help.
And, if you're not reading them already, start looking at the AAIB bulletins - you'll soon see that every month some student breaks a nosewheel! Much better to flare too much and have to go around than too little and disturb the fire crew during their tea break
But to be honest, if you can round out at the right height, and if you can keep focusing on the far end of the runway and on not sinking as the speed bleeds off, I suspect the flare will pretty much sort itself out.
But don't listen to anyone on a.net! Have a chat with your instructor - that's what you pay them for.