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#4564836 - 04/17/21 04:26 PM Tips on landing in the dark  
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So far it has been the most effective way to end my career sigh
What is the optimal landing speed ?


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#4564858 - 04/17/21 06:00 PM Re: Tips on landing in the dark [Re: WangoTango]  
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I would say the slower the better. I often turn of my engine before I touch the ground. If you go to fast you risk bouncing up again, and go sideways resulting in a crash.

#4564864 - 04/17/21 06:49 PM Re: Tips on landing in the dark [Re: WangoTango]  
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I guess it will come with practice. I don't want to throttle down too soon, or be too slow and lose altitude quickly before I reach the airfield.


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#4564877 - 04/17/21 07:58 PM Re: Tips on landing in the dark [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango
So far it has been the most effective way to end my career sigh
What is the optimal landing speed ?

I think the same as in daylight smile .

Sorry, could not resist.

#4564879 - 04/17/21 08:21 PM Re: Tips on landing in the dark [Re: WangoTango]  
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What about using the handy flashlight you keep in your coat pocket, or fire a flair into the ground to see how close it is ?? biggrin


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Originally Posted by JJJ65
Originally Posted by WangoTango
So far it has been the most effective way to end my career sigh
What is the optimal landing speed ?

I think the same as in daylight smile .

Sorry, could not resist.

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#4564883 - 04/17/21 08:30 PM Re: Tips on landing in the dark [Re: WangoTango]  
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Try to find the field first when you get low and close you can see the lit barrels maybe go over it to get your bearings more and go around again keeping the barrels in view.


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#4564884 - 04/17/21 08:37 PM Re: Tips on landing in the dark [Re: Polovski]  
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Originally Posted by Polovski
Try to find the field first when you get low and close you can see the lit barrels maybe go over it to get your bearings more and go around again keeping the barrels in view.

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#4564923 - 04/18/21 12:18 AM Re: Tips on landing in the dark [Re: WangoTango]  
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My old RL gliding instructor taught me to look to the left on the downwind leg (we did conventional left-hand circuits), and capture not snapshots but visual “videos” to get one’s bearings ready for the base leg and the turn into short finals.

Given that the approach speeds and altitudes are similar in WOFF, I find that I'm still using his advice. With judicious use of the blip switch - after all those old Biggles books I tend to be in a Camel more often than not.


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