I've been a Tip of the Week subscriber for several years. What were your Top 5 tips this year? — Marilyn J.
Based on viewership, comments and poll results, these are the Top 5 tips we published in 2019.
1. When to Flare
A common problem when landing is judging your height above the runway and when to flare.
Tom Turner has a simple technique that can smooth out your touchdowns.
2. Read Back the Altimeter Setting?
When ATC gives you a local altimeter setting, do you need to read it back?
3. Starting a Flooded Engine
Engine won’t start? Here’s a surefire way to know if it’s flooded, and how to get it started if it is.
4. Takeoff Over Max Weight?
Is an aircraft’s maximum gross weight a guideline from the manufacturer, or a number that should never be exceeded?
5. Consistently Good Landings
Every pilot strives for a smooth landing every time. Do these two things and you will improve your landing consistency…