And now, my thinking is cleaner.
I finally got things more or less correct as far as Short Field landings. Yes, it has taken me a long time to get there. Once I did, it was fairly simple…..Airspeed, pitch and power. Yes, I know, we are all taught that. Yes, I know…..and it is just that simple. Getting it to mesh was difficult. And now, all my landings are much better…But my short fields in particular, have suddenly increased in quality.
I was reminded, clear as a bell, of a quote that I had heard from Steve Jobs. It came to me, literally, on the climbout.
“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”.
Or, to steal from RAH: I finally Grok
(Probably the best day to discover that….great density altitude, 5 knots at 170 on a 18 runway. very few wind changes. Hell, I even did it on 27 just for the fun of it….)