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Task: Short field landing


To determine that the candidate is capable of; 

(a) Carrying out an approach and landing into a field of minimum length, as determined by the use of performance charts or the Aircraft’s Flight Manual (factored appropriately).

(b) Modifying the approach and threshold speed for the conditions in accordance with recommended procedures and re-evaluating the advisability of continuing the approach.

(c) Regulating the rate of descent with power to a pre-selected touch down point.

(d) Nominating a decision point or height and progressively reducing airspeed to the nominated threshold speed, either at the threshold or the decision height which should be (for this demonstration) a maximum of 300′ AGL.


The examiner/instructor will; 

(a) Observe the candidate’s demonstration of an approach to a (simulated) field of minimum length and the subsequent landing, and determine that the candidate’s performance meets the objective.

(b) Place emphasis on the candidate’s assessment of an appropriate threshold speed for the conditions and the advisability of continuing the approach.

(c) Place emphasis on a stabilised approach profile and achievement of the threshold target speed (Vtt).