Microsoft Flight Simulator Handbook

by Jonathan M. Stern

Landing—Runway Required

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.

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