The Landing Doctor Code for Private Pilots
· “Fly the Plane”, “Fly the Plane”, “Fly the Plane”.
· Establish and use a Personal Limitations Checklist “PLC”
· Become the “Master and Commander” of your ship.
· After takeoff, remain in ground effect until reaching Vy of 72 KIAS.
· During climb, you must see over the nose. ”You must see over the nose.” Having the horizon in sight will prevent the possibility of a departure stall. Use full power and Vy+10 to achieve Maneuvering Climb Speed of 82 KIAS before making any turns in the climb.
· All stalls will be imminent.
· Departure stalls will only be practiced with a CFI on board.
· Banks over 20 degrees will be avoided in the traffic pattern, especially during the turn from base to final.
· If the pilot finds himself in the coffin corner because he/she overshot the turn from base to final, an immediate go-around will be initiated.
· Defined Go-Around Point (DFGAP). At 200 feet AGL, the plane must be at 60 KIAS +10/– 5 knots, lined up with the center line and in its final flap setting of 20 or 30 degrees.
· All ballooned flares will result in a go-around. No balloons to a landing.
All landings will be to a full stop with a taxi back until accumulating a minimum of 100 hours PIC and 300 landings
· Never touch down before the numbers, as landing short of the runway beginning can result in a serious accident.
· Always land in the first third of the runway.
· Always land with 90 minutes of fuel on board. (FOD of 6)
· If the engine quits immediately switch tanks, then emergency check list.
· Do not leave the traffic pattern if the temperature dew point spread is less the 6 degrees.
· Only fly on clear nights when ground lights are visible.
· Do a more careful preflight when the plane has just come out of the shop.
· Always have a solid gold out.
Learn more at: www.landingdoctor.com Oct 6, 2018 abv.