Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP)
NOTE: Do not transmit ball call if the aircraft
ahead of you is on the ball or just touching
WARNING: Never descend below 300 ft AGL
without the ball.
(1) Meatball - scan across the tops of the
NOTE: Do not stare at the ball.
(2) Lineup - from the datums to centerline, and
then back across the datums
(3) AOA - maintain AOA by scanning indexer
with peripheral vision
With centered ball
On centerline of carrier box
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