WHO IS THE LANDING DOCTOR AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
Louis Mancuso, our CEO and founder, is "The Landing Doctor". Lou has spent his life building a training program that focuses on safety and produces knowledgeable pilots. In 1992 he authored a booklet called "The Personal Limitations checklist, Expert Decision Making, Think Like a Pro" for the newly certificated pilots (PLC). Lou wrote the booklet to encourage his students to fly within their limits and be safety conscious.
The safety record at Lou's FBO has been outstanding ever since.
THE BRISTELL ART OF DEFYING GRAVITY CHALLENGE COIN DISPLAYS THE 3 PARTS OF THE LANDING DOCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM.
Part 1: PLC, the Personal Limitations Checklist
Part 2: GPA, Ground Proximity Awareness Training
Part 3: DFGAP, the Defined Go Around Point.
To earn a Bristell Challenge Coin, new Bristell owners and Academy cadets must land (on a day with a minimum crosswind of 6 knots) within 300 feet of the desired touchdown point, on the center line of the runway, on the main gear, then hold the nose off until any excess energy is depleted at which time they will initiate a go-around, fly within ground effect until reaching Vy, then climb.
WHAT IS Vmcs?
Vmcs is Velocity maneuvering climb speed. On climb out no maneuvering (turns) should be made until reaching Vy + 10. This is also part of the Landing Doctor Code.
Go to www.thelandingdoctor.com for more information regarding safety.
In the early 1940’s, based in Florida, Louis Mancuso was teaching British Royal Air Force cadets in Stearmans and AT-6s. Louis accumulated thousands of hours as a CFI during the war years. After the war, Louis returned to Long Island and in 1946 established Deer Park Airport and Mid Island Air Service.
In late 2018, Lou started Sebring Flight Academy in central Florida with the goal of providing low-cost, professional pilot training with an emphasis on safety.