No offense intended, but it sounds like what you are teaching is a power off accuracy approach.
No offense taken, and yes, that's exactly what I'm teaching, but with the additional wrinkle of an obstacle and a short field. At least in my part of the country, the terrain is such that, in the event of an emergency landing, that's the technique which will minimize injury.
If you approach with power and are overshooting, it is much easier to adjust than without power.
Yes, without a doubt. In a true emergency landing, however, one seldom has the luxury of being able to adjust power, up or
My trusty FAA handbook also says forward slips should not be used due to improper pilot planning,
I agree that the best maneuver to use in the case of improper planning is the go-around. That gives you the opportunity to do better next time around the pattern.
The POH would also need to be consulted to see if forward slips with full flaps were allowed.
Obviously. It happens that in my plane (and quite a few -- but not all -- LSA primary trainers) this is allowed.
Thanks for keeping this dialog going. I'm sure we're all learning something.
_________________The opinions expressed in this post are those of one CFI, and do not necessarily represent the position of the FAA or its lawyers.
Prof. H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D., CFII, LSRM-A/GL/WS
AvSport of Lock Haven