Guest JRMobile Posted November 8, 2008 Share Posted November 8, 2008 "Time now for Fun With A Porpoise. No, not Flipper's homage to Highlights magazine. Instead, we drop you into a Jabiru's PIC seat. You're cleared to land and, for test porpoises only, you are about to commit one of the most common (and preventable) landings errors: It's the bounce compounded by improper recovery. That oscillating up/down bouncing -- like a dolphin -- is called a porpoise. Air traffic controllers witness this on a depressingly regular basis and know that the average single-engine, tricycle-geared airplane will crash, break its nose wheel and slide like a belly-flopped sea mammal down the runway if a go-around is not initiated before the nose wheel impacts the runway for the (_____) time." I got this one wrong and answered the "first" . The correct answer is the "third time" . Can anyone shed some light on this as to why the 3rd contact is the critical number. Cheers JR Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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