vii. Intercept the extended centerline with 85/95 KIAS, 1200-1500 feet of straight
away and 100-150 feet AGL, wings level.
Maintain pitch attitude while making a slight power reduction.
Maintain runway centerline.
Locate windsock to determine wind direction and velocity.
Report "gear down, paddles checked/negative paddles" over ICS.
Do not slow below 80-90 KIAS until commencing the landing transition.
Not flying all checkpoints.
Not maintaining the appropriate airspeed and altitude profile at the 90º and on final.
Spotting the deck.
Description. Land smoothly on the main-mounts at the intended point of landing on
Landing Transition. The landing transition is a slow, smooth transition from a
normal approach attitude to a landing attitude.
The landing attitude has
approximately the same nose-high attitude as that for normal takeoffs. When
approaching touchdown, what appears to be approximately 5 to 10 feet above the
ground, the transition should be started and should be a continuous process until the
airplane touches down on the ground.
As the airplane reaches the height above the ground where a timely change can be
made into the proper landing attitude, smoothly reduce the PCL towards idle while
gradually applying backstick pressure to slowly increase the nose attitude and angle
of attack. This will cause the airplane's nose to gradually rise towards the desired
landing attitude. The angle of attack should be increased at a rate that will allow the
airplane to continue to settle slowly as forward speed decreases.
No-Flap Landing. When the angle of attack is increased, the lift is momentarily
increased, thereby decreasing the rate of descent. Since power normally is reduced to
idle during the transition, the airspeed will also gradually decrease. This, in turn,
causes lift to decrease again; it must be controlled by raising the nose and further
increasing the angle of attack. During the transition, then, the airspeed is being
decreased to touchdown speed while the lift is being controlled so the airplane will
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