Quiz: Landing Techniques

While it may be true that any landing you can walk away from is a good landing, there is certainly something to be said about always striving to make better landings. Most experienced pilots would be willing to admit that the perfect landing is much more of an art than a science. Take this quiz on landing techniques to hone your touchdown knowledge in search of the consistent smooth and safe landings and see if you can squeak out a perfect score.

1. In preparation for a normal landing, what actions should you accomplish when opposite the point of intended landing on downwind?
1. In preparation for a normal landing, what actions should you accomplish when opposite the point of intended landing on downwind?
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2. flying any speed other than best glide speed during a power-off approach will result in what?
2. flying any speed other than best glide speed during a power-off approach will result in what?
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3. On the base leg before turning to final, what action should you take if you appear to be too low?
3. On the base leg before turning to final, what action should you take if you appear to be too low?
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4. The forward slip turns the airplane’s fuselage into the relative wind. How does this affect the airplane aerodynamically?
4. The forward slip turns the airplane’s fuselage into the relative wind. How does this affect the airplane aerodynamically?
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5. When on final approach with a strong headwind your groundspeed will be lower than in a zero wind condition. How will this affect your descent rate?
5. When on final approach with a strong headwind your groundspeed will be lower than in a zero wind condition. How will this affect your descent rate?
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6. What is the proper corrective action if you bounce the airplane during landing?
6. What is the proper corrective action if you bounce the airplane during landing?
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7. Which statement is most accurate regarding the final approach leg?
7. Which statement is most accurate regarding the final approach leg?
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8. On final approach when transitioning from the roundout to the flare:
8. On final approach when transitioning from the roundout to the flare:
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9. What change should be made to the approach speed when making a crosswind landing without flaps in a brisk wind?
9. What change should be made to the approach speed when making a crosswind landing without flaps in a brisk wind?
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Having a childhood dream of aviation, Chris first became an Aviation Explorer, motivating him to earn his private pilot's license as a teenager. During his four years at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University he earned his commercial, multi-engine certificate with an instrument rating. While experimenting in seaplanes, gliders, and a variety of other personal aircraft, Chris developed a passion for general aviation and shares that passion as he develops aviation training apps and content for Sporty's Pilot Shop.