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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Wheel Landing Responses


Thread: Wheel Landing Responses

Message: Wheel Landing Responses

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From: That's how they came up with the phrase <rackemann at>

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 14:04:53 UTC


Thanks to all who have responded on the subject of wheel
landings. Let me just add that my mail message was intended
to get a discussion flowing, not present my feelings on
the subject - which are irrelevent, except to me. In fact,
I deliberately tried to keep my ideas out of the original
message. I just wanted to take the temperature of the
readers of this list on the subject of wheel landings. 

It seems as though the consensus is that wheel landings
should be learned at some point, though not in the beginning.
There is dispute over the idea that a wheel landing allows
more control in a crosswind. However, each side of this issue
seems to have unending fact to back up it's position.

The regulation also does, indeed, require wheel landings, I
had misread it to state that wheel landings were required
only if appropriate - and this could then be argued. As many
if the responses stated, they must be taught only if prohibited
in the particular aircraft in which the endorsement is given.

All in all, an interesting discussion.

 - Ford


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