Anne Umphrey (KBED)
(Top Gun)
05/21/09 10:33 AM
Re: Student Pilot - Landing Problems

That also works for hovering and landing a helicopter, also jumping a horse over the fence.

With the former, you are using your total vision especially your peripheral vision to assess where you are. In landing if you look down 9 times out of 10 your nose will go where your eyes are and you won't land flat on the skids. Not a good thing.

With jumping if you look down you will disrupt the horses balance and that is not a good thing either. <G> Let the horse determine how high and how far he has to jump. Keep your eyes on the horizon and you will have good balance. All that helped me when learning to fly/hover the helicopter.

Now, it "did" take me a long time to land an airplane. They just don't want to come to a hover on the numbers.

Anne



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