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Anybody here ever taught a pinch hitter course? If so, what kind of curriculum did you develop? Is it even possible to teach somebody to land in 5 hours of training?
 

USMCmech

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I've done a couple of these "courses". Basicly I went over basic aircraft controll, how to call for help, basic landings, and how to shut down the engine.

I had my students fly from the right seat, and taught several simple rules of thumb. For approach speed, I just use the middle of the white arc. The landings were useually really ugly, but rember that in a real scenerio nobody cares about the airplane. As long as it's survivorable, it's good enough.
 
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