Video tip: takeoffs and landings on grass runways

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Taking off and landing on a grass strip requires a modified technique to account for the soft runway surface. You’ll typically start practicing these maneuvers after solo, which will also help to improve your technique for normal takeoffs and landings. This week’s tip shows the step-by-step process required to operate from a grass runway and the differences to expect from a paved runway.

The video clip below is from Sporty’s complete Learn to Fly Course.

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Bret is vice president and senior flight instructor for Sporty's Academy. In addition to Bret's teaching responsibilities, Bret leads Sporty's video production and app development team and serves as editor of the popular iPad Pilot News online journal. As an airline transport pilot, Bret is a senior captain in Sporty's corporate flight department.