Focusing on operations at both controlled and uncontrolled airfields where pilots face the greatest risks, this informative manual provides an in-depth look at proper takeoff and landing procedures for light airplanes. Many things can affect taking off and landing an airplane, including indirect factors such as weather and preflight inspections. All of these important issues are covered in this guide, which will be of value to all flyers--particularly students and licensed private pilots. Author Michael C. Love tells how to become skilled in landings using both tricyle and conventional landing gear configurations. He offers practical advice on how to develop good judgment skills, gauge altitude while landing, and consistently touch down on a given runway point; provides a discussion of what pilots should look for during preflight inspections; and examines the many ways weather can affect takeoffs, and landings. Also covered are unusual takeoff and landing situations, including short field, soft field, crosswind, and nighttime operations.Michael Charles Love is the author of 'Better Takeoffs & Landings', published 1995 under ISBN 9780070388055 and ISBN 0070388059.