Balked Landings, Part 1

G450 Just prior to touching down, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO), California. Photo credit: Matt Birch, http://visualapproachimages.com
We practice some maneuvers in the simulator because they are just too dangerous to do in the airplane. For these, our performance must be automatic, almost unthinking, reactions that get us out of harm’s way until we have a few moments to catch up with the airplane. Consider an engine failure right...

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