Dealers for South East England

Why we keep running on takeoff

10th Nov 2018

When we brief students for takeoff with us, we give them two “golden rules”. Rule 1 is try to stay on your feet, and rule 2 is when the instructor says “run!”, run and keep running. Even after your feet leave the ground, it’s best to keep running in mid air for a few seconds. This video shows why: sometimes we get lifted off, only to touch down again. If you’ve stopped running, everyone falls over and you’re unlikely to get airborne. If you keep running in mid air, the takeoff works even if the passenger looks a bit silly.

Weather Outlook

Weather is changeable in the next few days. The next flying opportunity is likely to be the evening of Wed 26 Aug. Sun 30th Aug may also turn out good.