Leighton Collins’ Takeoffs and Landings—the Crucial Maneuvers and Everything in Between provides expert, flight-tested techniques pilots need in these critical phases of flight, in every contingency of arrival and departure, VFR and IFR, single and twin, tricycle gear and taildragger. Now back in print, this revived aviation classic is about the realities of flying into and out of an airport, the practical matters of taking off and landing safely and skillfully, every time. Collins’s classic text is full of analysis and insight into each and every takeoff and landing—not only why things happen, but how to manipulate the factors toward the desired results. Trim, control feel, flaring, correcting imperfections, airplane design characteristics, atmospheric conditions, pilot skill or lack thereof, airport design, flight trends — it's all in here, with emphasis throughout on stall/spin avoidance and the inherent risks of flying low and slow. Readers will find five different ways of touching down, three ways of landing crosswind, an excellent description of a light twin on takeoff with one engine out, and an account of a perfect flight and a good landing from takeoff roll to full stop.
- 302 Pages
- Covers every situation