Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP)
12. Low and fast: First, correct by only increasing nose
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attitude. Further correction will depend on the AOA
and ball position
Controlling lineup on approach 126.96.36.199.3.1
LOW AND FAST
Roll out on extended centerline of carrier box
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Scan carrier box centerline for correct lineup
If not lined up upon rolling out in groove, make an
immediate lineup correction
Be aware of winds. Correct for crosswind using
CQ GRADE SHEET
wings level, crabbed technique to maintain lineup in
NOTE: For every lineup correction, a
countercorrection will be required as you approach
the centerline. Chasing lineup will cause glideslope
errors to follow.
COMMON ERROR: Angling or overshooting the
approach is commonly caused by improper
crosswind correction in the pattern or an improper
COMMON ERROR: Poor glideslope control at this
point is commonly caused by the pilots inability to
properly anticipate required power corrections.
COMMON ERROR: Dropping the nose to land is
commonly caused by attempting to recenter a rising
ball in close.
COMMON ERROR: Holding off is commonly
caused by reducing power or carrying insufficient
power during the latter portion of the approach and
attempting to correct the resulting settle by pulling
back on the stick.
COMMON ERROR: Attempting to take a cut at the
ramp for a high or a climb in close results in
excessive sink rates and long deck rolls.
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