Earning Wings: Flight 22 – Short, Soft Field Landings

This lesson was a difficult one for Brady. His instructor introduced him to short and soft field landings — simulating what to do when you are landing on a short runway or soft runway like grass or sand.

The goal for short runway landings is to come in slightly slower than normal and make sure you touch down at the beginning of the runway. Taking 5-10 mph off his normal approach speed was just enough to make the whole approach feel off to Brady. On a positive note, the takeoffs were a blast!


This is a video series that details Brady Lane’s experience (EAA 808095) and process in learning to fly and earning his sport pilot certificate. These were recorded in 2008 and 2009, but remain relevant today for anyone learning to fly.

Previous posts:
About This Video Blog
Getting Started
Selecting an Instructor
Brady Has an Instructor!
Actively Waiting
First Day of School
In the Remos G3-600
First Flight
Steep Turns, Slow Flight
Stalls, Steep Turns, Slow Flight
Stalls, Stalls, and More Stalls
Ground Reference Maneuvers
Talking to the Tower
Practicing Emergencies
More Landings
Stalls & Crosswind Landings
The Learning Plateau
Back in the Air
Gaining Confidence
First Solo
Making Good Decisions
Ready, Study, Sleep
Back in the Air
Stalls, Slow Flight and Landings
Crosswind Workout
Practice, Practice, Practice
First Cross-Country

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