by Jonathan M. Stern
The landing distance chart in the POH provides data only for maximum landing weight (3,100 pounds). That's okay, though. By using a higher than actual weight for the calculation, you have a built-in margin for safety. If you remember your physics, F=MA (force equals mass times acceleration), you will realize that if the mass is lower, the force is lower. In this case, lower mass translates to a shorter stopping distance.
Using essentially the same technique used to calculate takeoff distance, you calculate landing distance at Bradley as a 600′ ground roll and 1,320′ total distance landing over a 50′ obstacle. To complete the preflight preparation of the flight log, you enter your landing distance under runway required at your destination.