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    landings

    John -



    I'm sure you trust 'they' a lot. BUT - 600 members of BAC will tell you right up

    front that there is NO viciousness in the Musketeer/Sundowner/Sport family -

    landing, taking off, cruising, or parking (or maintaining, either.) They are babies!



    I have a lot of landings in about 15 models of planes, so I'm not as good a

    source for a low time pilot. I have about 700 hrs in a U206, and it's the

    easiest to land of any plane if you remember the nose is kinda heavy in the flare.



    I had never flown (or actually seen) a Musketeer until the day I bought one, and

    I did three landings and paid the man and flew it home 2.8 hrs. I noticed

    nothing unusual about the Sport flying or landing, except I could see out in all

    directions (quite different than the Stationaire - or a 150! I have about 150

    hrs and maybe 195 landings in my Sport. I can't even see any wear on the tires

    that were on it when I bought it!



    That said, this is a plane that does NOT like long flat approaches - a nice close

    pattern, pretty much power off - maybe 1,700 rpm, and fly it at 80 MPH right down

    to the ground with full flaps. It may seem a little steep - that's just fine -

    keep coming!



    Power off over the numbers and slowly pull and you will make some of the nicest

    landings of your life.



    If you fly it too fast, or try to land with power on, you will not be happy.

    Speed management is life!



    No BULL!



    Bill Howard

    BeechSportBill

    N1927W 1973 Sport 150

    Beech Aero Club NorthWest Region Director

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  2. #2

    landings

    I agree with Bill

    I have about the same in my Sport also. Where you start to get into trouble
    in the landing is if you do those cross country patterns on a 2 mile final
    low to the ground and not on airspeed.

    Keep the pattern close and on speed. I am at around 1,500 rpm right before
    the flare and I start pulling back the power slowly and boom I'm down.

    Jeff Bryant
    Southwest Regional Director
    Beech Aero Club
    1975 Sport "160" N6993R
    California City, Ca

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    From: bac-mail-bounces@beechaeroclub.org
    [mailto:bac-mail-bounces@beechaeroclub.org] On Behalf Of Bill Howard
    Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 1:22 PM
    To: '' bac-mail@beechaeroclub.org ''; 'Lamb@hans.bmi.net; John'
    Subject: [BAC-Mail] Re: landings

    John -



    I'm sure you trust 'they' a lot. BUT - 600 members of BAC will tell you
    right up

    front that there is NO viciousness in the Musketeer/Sundowner/Sport family -

    landing, taking off, cruising, or parking (or maintaining, either.) They
    are babies!



    I have a lot of landings in about 15 models of planes, so I'm not as good a

    source for a low time pilot. I have about 700 hrs in a U206, and it's the

    easiest to land of any plane if you remember the nose is kinda heavy in the
    flare.



    I had never flown (or actually seen) a Musketeer until the day I bought one,
    and

    I did three landings and paid the man and flew it home 2.8 hrs. I noticed

    nothing unusual about the Sport flying or landing, except I could see out in
    all

    directions (quite different than the Stationaire - or a 150! I have about
    150

    hrs and maybe 195 landings in my Sport. I can't even see any wear on the
    tires

    that were on it when I bought it!



    That said, this is a plane that does NOT like long flat approaches - a nice
    close

    pattern, pretty much power off - maybe 1,700 rpm, and fly it at 80 MPH right
    down

    to the ground with full flaps. It may seem a little steep - that's just
    fine -

    keep coming!



    Power off over the numbers and slowly pull and you will make some of the
    nicest

    landings of your life.



    If you fly it too fast, or try to land with power on, you will not be happy.


    Speed management is life!



    No BULL!



    Bill Howard

    BeechSportBill

    N1927W 1973 Sport 150

    Beech Aero Club NorthWest Region Director

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