“Yer doing it wrong”:

Gotta love it when a person who has never flown a twin airplane of any kind, much less a twin Cessna, tells you that your landing are done wrong.

See, the Cessna twins, pretty much all of ’em, not just the 340’s, like a bit of power all the way to touchdown. Unlike many smaller airplanes, where you pull the throttle to idle as you pass over the numbers (or are at a point where the field is made), these airplanes (and lots of twins) land much more smoothly with a bit of power… not enough to keep flying, but just to smooth the rate of descent.. Not full stall landings like in a 172 .

Of course, some people are “experts” because they know what they were taught. Like cops who were told that the GLOCK is the greatest handgun, and therefore believe it to be true, some pilots only know what they know, and think that that applies to every other plane, even though they have never flown one except is Microsoft Flight Simulator (if that)

I don’t tell 737 pilots how to land those….I’ve never flown one, not even in a sim. I’m sure that is takes some additional skill and a different technique than my 340.


6 thoughts on ““Yer doing it wrong”:

  1. My opinion of anyone saying you’re doing it wrong is they think too highly of themselves. And they’re a danger to anything in the air. Yes, the birds too.

  2. I used to fly sailplanes. I was told one time I landed incorrectly. I explained if you can get the canopy unhitched and step out and you didn’t fold, mutilate or bend the aircraft you landed right. This was from someone that flew powered craft.

  3. Even smaller singles like a little power (emphasis on the little) into the flair. I discovered that when checking out in a 6 place Beech Musketeer. Pulled power at about 4 feet and it dropped like a rock.

  4. There’s a rather large difference between flying it to the landing and dropping it on the runway while still moving forward. Some aircraft need to be flown all the way to touchdown, some can be dropped, although those can also be flown to touchdown, assuming one is sufficently familiar with the technique to recognize, and value, the difference.

  5. Since all my experience concerning aircraft was attempting to make them fall out of the sky, preferably in parts ( USN Fire Controlman MK86 GFCS). I defer to those who know what they are doing as evidenced by their landing without reducing the aircraft to component parts. People that assume their expertise in one small area carries over to other areas tend to annoy me.

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