One of the softfield landings i did in 2014 on my second home field – Rakovnik, LKRK, in the Czech Republic. Runway 27’s approach leads over the outskirts of the little town, from the base leg i look into the yard of my company. I use the shorter but better one of the two parallel grass runways, it is about 650 m long and goes uphill a bit.
How do i do it:
- I always land with full flaps
- Approach speed for soft field is 77 KIAS, minus 1 kt for each 100 lb under gross weight
- This results in speeds of 72 to 74 KIAS
- At touch down i pull the yoke to the stop and try to put no weight on the nose wheel as long as possible