FLY THE PLANE

  • Maintain AC control
  • Analyze the situation
  • Take appropriate action

All of our Safety programs begin with the knowledge that all good pilots fly within their personal limits.

"A man has got to know his limitations"  Dirty Harry

You can download a free copy of Lou Mancuso's "Personal Limitations Checklist, Think Like a Pro" by clicking on the PLC tab above or by visiting the Mancuso Family web site:

Each new Bristell owner or Bristell Shares owner will be trained to "The Landing Doctor" 3 part landing protocol standards by:

1. Formulating personal limitations with their CFI and then adhering to those limits.

2. Learning to land safely during crosswinds through GPA training.

3. Commiting to use the DeFined Go Around Point for every landing.

Every new owner will earn a Bristell,

"The Art of Defying Gravity" challenge coin.

The challenge coin is earned when the pilot can land to the following standards:

On a day with a minimum of a 6 knot direct crosswind, the pilot must land within 400 feet of the desired touchdown spot, on the back of the main gear, and on the center line. The plane must touch down with all of the crab removed so the landing gear is tracking straight down the runway and on the center line. After traveling 300 feet with the nose wheel just slightly off of the runway, the pilot will initiate a go-around without letting the nose get too high and accelerate to Vy, best rate of climb speed of 65 KIAS within ground effect.


The Landing Doctor 3 part landing protocol consists of:

PLC...The Personal Limitations Checklist

GPA...Ground Proximity Awareness training

DFGAP...The Defined Go Around Point


Here is another CFI who shares my views regarding building great crosswind control.

During crosswind conditions, have your student fly down the runway "six inches off the deck" for as much of the runway length as is safely permissible. They should stay over the centerline with the longitudinal axis remaining parallel at all times. If they are able to master this maneuver, transitioning from approach for landing will come much easier in crosswind conditions.     -Jeff Haddin-

‚ÄčIs there a Doctor in the house? 

This a video of a Piper Cherokee porpoising on landing because the pilot landed on the nose wheel and did not add back pressure. Each porpoise get progressively worse  until the nose wheel collapses. The landing doctor GPA training will teach you how to never let this happen to you. 




Lou Mancuso 516-658-1847