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for a couple thousand feet. This exercise works
well in a Cessna and not as well in a Piper with a
stabilator. Lined up and cleared for takeoff, have
the yoke in the full aft position-like you would for
a soft field takeoff technique-but have your finger
down the shaft of a plunger type throttle or down
the lever of other type throttles so you can feel the
slight power movement by a small pinch of your
fingertip. Now very gradually add power until the
nose of the airplane pitches up slightly. Once you
have found the sweet spot that has raised the nose
slightly, manage the left turning tendency with
right rudder pressure. Make sure you are on the
centerline. Let the airplane roll down the runway
for a thousand feet or more. Emphasize the "feel"
of the airplane and letting the airplane become
an extension of the pilot. That nose high attitude
of the airplane is what you should see at touch
down during landing. If you add a pinch too much
power just back the power off a tiny bit, and let the
airplane settle back down to the runway.
Another exercise has two variations, both of which
require few or no aircraft in the traffic pattern and
approval of the tower to reland the airplane after
takeoff followed by a takeoff to stay in the traffic
pattern (let the tower know it is a simulated engine
failure). In other words, take off and climb 100
feet or so above the runway, pull the power off and
land the airplane, followed by another takeoff. If

this exercise is done from a touch and go you have
two landings for the price of one circuit in the
traffic pattern. It also provides a very real-world
scenario of losing power on takeoff when you have
runway ahead of you. I have comfortably done
two touch and goes in the span of an 8,000-foot
runway I frequently use, and on a longer runway
I have achieved as many as three touch and goes.
When conditions permit this is a great way to build
student experience and confidence.
Here is one more exercise that does not require
special tower approval and provides extended
time in the landing environment. Earlier, I
discussed mastering the rate of back pressure as
airspeed decays during the landing flare. You have
more time in the landing flare when you have a
little excess speed. Usually you don't want excess
approach speed on final because you will float
farther down the runway (which normally is not
recommended). However, in a little airplane on a
long runway it provides more time in the landing
flare. The emphasis here is in feeling (learning to
sense) what the airplane is doing as the airspeed
diminishes and elevator pressure lightens so you
have a clue to continue applying back pressure.
Too rapid of a movement on elevator back
pressure and you will balloon or gain height which
needs to be corrected.

TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS:
STABILIZED APPROACH
A good landing generally starts well before the
wheels touch the ground. This video looks at the old
adage once more (airsafetyinstitute.org/videos/
stabilized-approach).


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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter—Vol. 10, Issue 3
CFI Notes and letters
CFI Notes: Did You Know? ASI's In-Person Flight Instructor Refresher Course—Then and Now
On landings—Finding the Sweet Spot
Safety Seminar: Difficult Decisions—What Would You Do?
Collected Wisdom: Tricks of the Trade
CFI News
CFI Tips: Maintenance Minded—Get Your Hands Dirty!
ASI Message: We Need Mentors Like You
Real Pilot Story: Backcountry Flight—One Way In, No Way Out
Standards Dissected: ACS Tidbits and Beginnings
Chart Challenge: I Follow Railroads
You Can Fly: The AOPA Flight Training Advantage—Take a Sneak Peek
Safety Quiz: Obstacle Departure Procedure
CFI Tools: Air Masses and Fronts—What Will the Weather Do?
Chief's Corner: Get Excited—Share that Excitement!
Safety Tip: Hot Starts—Demystified
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - CFI-to-CFI Newsletter—Vol. 10, Issue 3
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - CFI Notes and letters
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - CFI Notes: Did You Know? ASI's In-Person Flight Instructor Refresher Course—Then and Now
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 4
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - On landings—Finding the Sweet Spot
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 9
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - Safety Seminar: Difficult Decisions—What Would You Do?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - Collected Wisdom: Tricks of the Trade
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - CFI Tips: Maintenance Minded—Get Your Hands Dirty!
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 17
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 18
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 19
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - ASI Message: We Need Mentors Like You
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 21
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - Real Pilot Story: Backcountry Flight—One Way In, No Way Out
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 23
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 24
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - Standards Dissected: ACS Tidbits and Beginnings
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 26
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - Chart Challenge: I Follow Railroads
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 28
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - You Can Fly: The AOPA Flight Training Advantage—Take a Sneak Peek
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - Safety Quiz: Obstacle Departure Procedure
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 31
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - CFI Tools: Air Masses and Fronts—What Will the Weather Do?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - Chief's Corner: Get Excited—Share that Excitement!
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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - 35
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 3 - Safety Tip: Hot Starts—Demystified
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