Short field take-off and landing are demanding maneuvers because of the precision required to complete the task. Stabilized approach techniques, landing distance calculations, abort points, and exit options are just some of the skills required to be proficient in short field operations.
While the subject of short field skills may conjure up visions of mountain strips located in scenic alpine valleys, even those who live in the flatlands can benefit from honing their short field skills. Whether it's landing at a local short field, making use of a short strip when the longer main strip is closed, or just stopping at an out-of-the-way airfield, having the skills to fly a plane to its full potential makes the airplane more useful and increases pilot proficiency and airmanship.
Parkwater's Short Field Operations course provides in-depth training on the KODIAK to reveal the aircraft's abilities and limitations, as well as increasing pilot knowledge regarding stabilized approaches, aim points, approach speeds, landing distance, hazard identification, and wind awareness. Our staff is comprised of KODIAK experts and our courses include both classroom and in-aircraft instruction.
Please contact us for specific training details. The course hours listed below are only an estimate.
Ground School: 8 hours
Briefing/Debriefing: 4 hours
Flight Training: 8 hours - available in the customer's plane or our KODIAK