Part 4: Autonomous activities

Part 4: Autonomous activities

Things to think about, research and discuss:

  • What is the most difficult landing you have performed as a pilot? Where was this? Why was it difficult?
  • Describe the most difficult or unpleasant landing you have experienced as a passenger
  • What is the strongest crosswind you have ever landed in?
  • How did you perform the landing?
  • Apart from, crosswind, what are the worst weather conditions you have landed in?
  • What is the most difficult surface you have landed on?
  • Have you ever made an emergency landing? Where? Why? What happened after you had landed? Were you able to take off again?
  • Have you ever landed in a mountainous region? If so, describe what it was like.
  • Have you ever landed on a small island? Again, if so, give details.
  • Have you ever experienced a hard landing? Why did it happen? What were the consequences?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, there are a lot of videos of difficult landings on YouTube: Video 1
Try writing down a description of what is happening in some of these

Or these of mountain landings:
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3

Or this landing on a very small island
Video 1