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SLOWEST Approach + SHORTEST Landing I’ve Ever Pulled Off – STOL training – Flight VLOG (+PHOTOS)

I was only slightly afraid while flying final at 40 MPH! 🙂 

SLOWEST Approach + SHORTEST Landing I’ve Ever Pulled Off! STOL training - Flight VLOG

SLOWEST Approach + SHORTEST Landing I’ve Ever Pulled Off! STOL training - Flight VLOG

SLOWEST Approach + SHORTEST Landing I’ve Ever Pulled Off! STOL training - Flight VLOG

SLOWEST Approach + SHORTEST Landing I’ve Ever Pulled Off! STOL training - Flight VLOG

 

The Finer Points of Flying

For more info about this sort of “Adventure Training”, TFP / Jason’s link is here 

CubCrafters

Huge thanks to CubCrafters for the CarbonCub FX, and to Patrick for training me – to learn more about them visit: 

BackCountry Aviation

Checkout Patrick’s Backcountry Aviation STOL tips YouTube channel: 

Patrick does amazing seminars too!

MedWild

And thanks to Dr. Howard Donner for his awesomeness! 

Check out MedWild for other interesting Wilderness Medical topics from Howard: 

Wilderness Medicine: Immersion and Drowning

Winslow LifeRaft Company

Thanks to Winslow LifeRaft Company for donating that awesome demo raft for us to deploy! 

Here is a link to the WINSLOW™LifeRaft Company Ultra-Light Offshore (ULO) Liferaft specs, including the contents of the Winslow “survival equipment package” contents. Survival kits should always be varied and built upon, depending on the specifics of anticipated use, environment, personal needs, etc.

Additionally, here is a link to WINSLOW™LifeRaft Company – FAA Documents page. It include specifics on FAA recommendations and requirements for life rafts and overwater flights.

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  • I fly a flap-only glider and like your experience in the video, it sure is tempting to pull on the stick waaay too early during a nose-low approach. Important to keep in mind your stall speed increases with more flaps. Improves the safety margin. #BOZEA20

  • Enjoyed the STOL training video. All the horns and buzzers going off would stress me out. Keep them coming! #BOZEA20

  • I fly a 68 Cardinal with the laminar flow wing which tends to maintain stability right up until it stalls–there is almost no buffeting, so I have always had the tenancy to land fast out of fear of sudden stall if the winds die down. Landing too fast has its own problems of course.

    But these episodes are inspiring me to to really learn how to get comfortable with a slower, nose-high decent with hands on power just in case.

    #BoseA20

  • Great to see the technique for the ultra-short landings – then hear at the end that it’s similar to an airline landing! Can the technique work in a 172? #BoseA20

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