Landing An Airplane Essentials

A G450’s flight path vector at 10 ft. on a short runway (KBED Runway 23). Photo credit: James Albright
Folklore: If we shift our aim to the horizon during the landing flare, we will be able to judge a proper touchdown at our aimpoint. The idea behind shifting our eyes from the runway aimpoint to the horizon is to give us the best depth perception to judge when our descent rate has been arrested...

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