PRACTICAL ADVICE A NEW FOUR-PART VIDEO SERIES FROM THE AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE ADDRESSES THE TOP FOUR CAUSES DRIVING UP COSTLY INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR GENERAL AVIATION AND WHAT PILOTS CAN DO TO REVERSE THE TREND INCLUDING MANAGING DISTRACTIONS, IMPROVING DECISION MAKING, AND SHARPENING STICK-AND-RUDDER SKILLS. Watch the first and second installment now. Episodes 3 and 4 will debut in the summer and fall. * Episode 1: Avoiding Loss of Control-Learn about the different types of loss-of-control issues, what's likely causing them, and how to prevent them. * Episode 3: Avoiding Prop Strikes-Learn how to make sure your props are striking the air, not objects. * Episode 2: Avoiding Hard Landings-Learn how to grease every landing instead of landing hard. * Episode 4: Avoiding Gear-Up Landings and Collapses- Learn why gear-up landings and collapses happen and how to avoid them. The video series is sponsored by AssuredPartners Aerospace and USAIG Email: firstname.lastname@example.org From ground loops to veer-offs and everything between, why do pilots lose control on the ground (LOC-G)? A bounced or firm landing is typically not a hard landing. So, what is a hard landing?