Landing in Rough Terrain

Teaching pilots to land with no runway in a scene from the DVD "Cubdriver: Alaska." Loni Habersetzer instructs pilots on how to undo old habits and learn new ones in order to get the short, precise landings that Alaskan terrain often requires. Here, he tells a student landing his Super Cub to reduce thrust, not eliminate it altogether, and maintain the angle of attack, rather than lower it. The combination will enable the pilot to descend at a steeper and more precise angle, and shorten the distance to roll to a stop. (From the DVD "Cubdriver: Alaska." ) Video: Loni Habersetzer (1:01)

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