Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Touch And Goes

A touch and go is when a pilot is practicing missed approaches and the like by coming in for a landing and as soon as the wheels settle on the tarmac hitting takeoff power to go around and do it again.
It makes for a bumpy ride.
And you definitely travel at wide variety speeds--none of them 20mph.

Doing them in a C5, one of the biggest airplanes in the world, gave me the chills just watching from the ground.

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