How To Make A Perfect Soft Field Landing
Spring is here, which means if you’re planning to touch down on a grass or dirt strip soon, it’s time to brush up on your soft-field landing skills.
HOW SOFT FIELD LANDINGS ARE DIFFERENT
Soft field landings are pretty much the same as normal landings, until you cross the runway threshold. That’s where you need to put your soft field landing technique into place.
So what are the steps of a good soft field landing? We’ll break it down into three phases: approach to landing, touchdown, and rollout.
APPROACH TO LANDING
To make a great soft field landing, you need to start with a stabilized approach. Being stabilized ensures that you touch down where you want, and that you transfer your aircraft’s weight from the wings to the wheels as gently as possible.