April 29, 2015
Hey! Its Rod He taught me to fly in FSX. Thanks Rod!
Good tutorial, thanks for sharing. I recall reading a number of articles
back in the 70s in *Flying Magazine* that called this the “perspective
break” method. Those were great articles back in the day, but they are no
match for actual presentations, live graphics, video.
Rod, this was a true epiphany for me. I will use it during my next flight.
Additionally, I will pass this technique on to my students. Thanks.
As usual, Rod explains yet another technique that is extremely useful and
easily learned. I somehow learned this technique when learning to land
T-38s from the back seat, which is where you sit when you are an Instructor
Pilot. You see, from the back seat of a T-38, you cannot see very much
looking straight ahead as you round out and flare so you have to use
techniques such as this one. The other clue is using your peripheral vision
to judge the runway width as it appears when you are the proper height
above the pavement when in the round out. So as you approach the runway,
you start your round out when you see the “runway expansion” and you judge
your height based on your perception of the runway width with your
peripheral vision. I used these same techniques when I transitioned to the
KC-135 aircraft and it took about 2 attempts to perfect my landings in that
aircraft. One word of caution is that when you land on runways that have a
narrow width compared to what you are used to, you can have a tendency to
round out a little late (and vice versa). On a side note, I highly
recommend Rod’s Private Pilot books – they are outstanding. (You can see
some of my flying videos on my channel.)
Thank you! This is what I just needed to help with my landings.
In going back and watching videos of my landings I find that I am timing my
flare at just the point taught in this video.This seems like a great
technique for students struggling with when to flare.
I was always taught to watch for the runway flattening out as the moment to
begin the flaire. Once I was told that, it all became much easier. This
seems to be a variation of the same effect. Very useful tips.
I can see this method and video being quintessential to learning a proper
and solid foundation for a good flare. It is proving to be a rather tricky
thing. Thank you.
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Amazing video! So simple and i really understood it.
Thanks SO much for this video. I did my first landing today after watching
this. The landing went great and my instructor was impressed!
This is the technique that I learned that solved my stall and drop in
landings. I had the stabilized approach and approach speed. I had no idea
when to roll out and flare. I guessed. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it
did not. When I met Rod Machado, I told him how much this technique helped
my landings. I discovered that this sudden expansion occurs over the aiming
point and before the touchdown point. I also learned that if you can’t see
the end of the runway during the flare, you flared too much.
is this Ksna?
I have been using the Johnston’s technique for many years with this
technique on the left hand side of the runway with the hold off focused on
the far end of threshold. This version would make it easier when doing a
conversion on a newer type. The more one fly’s a single type, the more set
patterns of that types handling set in and changing to an other type with
different features, is a learning blockage.
Thank you rod mochado!!!
Damn, i always screw the FLARE thing….. thanks for the video.
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This video with Rod Machado deals with the essential element of landinging…transitioning to the level-off and judging the flare. This is a technique I personally use quite often: “Focus near…
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