Typically in the pattern you get the gear down midfield on the downwind. For this landing, don't you keep the gear up until you have the field made(somewhere between base and final)?
For this landing, don't you keep the gear up until you have the field made(somewhere between base and final)?
They want the gear down the same place every time so that your student is in the habit of doing things a certain way which (according to them) means they are less likely to gear up a plane. I both agree and disagree.
That is how I was taught and frankly this is for emergency practice. No offense to anyone here but I could care less if I am alive and the bottom of the plane is scratched up if I have to I will leave the gear up to extend my glide right until flare and oh well if it gets a little banged up. (in an actual emergency of course leaving it up in a practice emergency to flare is just silly) But yes we were taught as long as you do it the same time everytime (for us on base with the Arrow during power off 180s) then you were less likely to land gear up. For all other normal procedures we did gear when we did the landing checklist usually early on downwind or just before entering downwind.
The FAA got on to me for teaching "leave the gear up until the field is made." They want the gear down the same place every time so that your student is in the habit of doing things a certain way which (according to them) means they are less likely to gear up a plane. I both agree and disagree.
The power off 180 should be set up just like any other approach. Waiting to drop the gear is just going to increase your workload.
The average was around 4:1. Think space shuttle.
That is how I was taught and frankly this is for emergency practice.
AFH said:The ability to estimate the distance an airplane will glide
to a landing is the real basis of all power-off accuracy
approaches and landings. This will largely determine the
amount of maneuvering that may be done from a given
altitude. In addition to the ability to estimate distance, it
requires the ability to maintain the proper glide while
maneuvering the airplane.
Actually it is not an emergency maneuver. The power off 180 is a performance maneuver. It is all about estimating glide and accurately hitting your spot on the runway.
, you as the CFI should give them a chance to practice this as an emergency and learning to fully utilize their aircrafts energy. Your student will learn how to "save" a bad glide best if they can really play with what the aircraft can do. This includes leaving the gear up till a predetermined minimum gear extension altitude (instructor does this), using flaps to boost distance when in the flare for a few extra feet or conversely high up to regain some lift that might put them short.......
...Now you're talking! Add to that......how to fly more than 30 degrees bank if need be, and slip.....again, if need be.
OMG Write this date down MikeD agrees with Shdw! lol I told you I always thought you should be "able" to do these so the student can understand what the plane can really do. The keeping it to 30 degrees is just for the "usual" days and times because normally you don't need to exceed that and really there usually isn't a point to it. I just also believe you should be able to demo this maneuver with normal banking with more emphasis on the glide. But knowing what you can do if it goes wrong is always good.