South African Landing Championships

A Spot Landing – Pilot Hans Schwebel

After the four landings the South African Landing Champion is declared. Provincial colours are also be awarded to top finishers. This is an opportunity for competitors to increase their skills. A forced landing will be simple after practising for this event.

The four landings comprise the following:

  • A Normal Landing
    A free style landing where the use of power, spoilers, flaps or sideslip is at the discretion of the pilot.
  • A Forced Landing
    On downwind, abeam the zero line, at 1000 to 1200 ft AGL the engine is throttled back to idle power. Power shall not be used thereafter. Flaps, spoilers and sideslip may be used at the discretion of the pilot.
  • A Forced Landing without Flaps
    On downwind, abeam the zero line, at 1000 to 1200 ft AGL flying with flaps or spoilers fully retracted, the engine is throttled back to idle power. Power, spoilers and flaps shall not be used thereafter. Sideslip may be used at the discretion of the pilot.
  • A Normal Landing over an Obstacle
    The competitor will make a landing after passing a marked obstacle 2 meters high, placed 50 meters before the touchdown line. Use of power, spoilers, flaps or sideslip is at the discretion of the pilot. Approaches in connection with the obstacle landing, where the wheels are lower than the obstacle before passing over it, are not permitted (creeping).
    The Spot Landing Box

See the rules for the detailed requirements and penalties.

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