Ever make a hard landing?

Last Update: January 28, 2021

All pilots have!

  • Reasons are many...high winds, heavy airplane, misjudged approach.
  • It can be a teeth jarring experience or a destructive landing.
  • Pilots don't stop flying after a hard landing...
  • All of us will experience "hard landings" in life!
  • Everyone fails at least once... it's whether you continue to fly.
Hey... it's not the end!
  • There will be opportunities for bad landings... get up and fly again.
  • Choose the wrong niche? Not the end of the world!
  • Not making money? Rome wasn't built in a day... just another hard landing.
  • Hey, learn to deal with the hard landings in business.
  • We all make them... keep flying.

Takes lemons to make lemonade!

  • Have to have hard landings to learn how to make good ones.
  • Learn from your mistakes... don't wallow in them!
  • You will make more than one hard landing... I guarantee it!
  • I've made lots of them... jarred my teeth!

Let me leave you with a quote from one of my favorite pilots, Chuck Yeager:

"If you can walk away from a landing, it's a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it's an outstanding landing."

Walk away and try tomorrow.

Joe

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BillandSue Premium
Hi Joe,
I love your comparison of "bad landings" (of which I have made many), with business decisions that don't work.

Thomas Edison it is said, made about 10,000 (maybe more) experiments before he got it right with the light bulb.

The only time I can really say I have failed is when I quit

Thanks for a great comparison.

Bill
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Joes946 Premium
Great reply.
Thanks.
Joe
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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
Good afternoon Joe,
I believe I had two hard landings in the last 2 months.
One in Cancun, getting out of the pool - wasted a good daiqauri.
One when on tripped in the front yard and banged up my ribs.

I walked away from both, so I guess that was okay and I am still at it.

Barbara
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Joes946 Premium
Your walking away from them!
That’s what matters.
Joe
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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
Yes, absolutely!
It does matter. Thank you Joe.

Barbara
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RobertHowes Premium
Me too, exactly one week ago, last Friday I had a very hard landing on concrete with my head and back on the top step of my inspection pit. I think I have a cracked rib where it joins to the spine. But I couldn't just lie there. I had to get up and climb into the car, through the back and drive it out of the garage, then close the big steel doors, one of which has no hinges and is very heavy. I had to use a crowbar to move it inch by inch, whilst wracked with pain, then drive to my house and try to relax. The next three days were unpleasant but I am on the mend now. On the up and up. Note to self, fill in that damned pit.
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Joes946 Premium
Know the feeling. I busted a rib when I was young. Excruciating!
Get well quick.
Joe
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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
Omgosh Robert,
That sounds terrible! Glad you are on the mend. My falls were more of the slip and trip type. The first one I just scraped my foot up a bit. No big deal but felt like an idiot, poolside in a villa in Cancun with strawberry daiquiri all over me and people staring at me.
Second one was in my front yard. Just snagged my foot in the grass like you would on a carpet and I went flying. Good thing my son was in the driveway or I could have layed there for hours. That happened January 8th and I'm still not 100% healed yet.

Note to self, watch where I'm going.
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noscams2021 Premium
168,000 air miles; 128,000 while active USAF.
A plethora of rough landings. Try Wake Island for example.
From Hawaii to the Phillipine Islands, Wake is your first stop if
you are on a piston driven passenger airplane such as the C-121
a triple tail aircraft, known as a Super Connie.
Wake was a hard fought battle that the Japanese won against
U.S. Marines in WW2. It is a sliver of land in the middle of the
Pacific. There is a lagoon with a sunken ship hull in it. The
landing looks like you are almost landing in the water, but the
landing was near smooth. A short layover to get out and stretch,
Super hot and humid in mid-August. As for the takeoff, again it
was high tide and the water lapped over the runway either end.
So, off we went, first to Guam, then the P.I. where we had to stay
for a week while a typhoon abated, then on to Taiwan, Okinawa,
and Japan. USAF pilots train for hours doing LTO's
Landings and Takeoffs, but imagine the Navy aviators flying
on and off of those aircraft carriers. Whoa! Incredible Skills!
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Joes946 Premium
I have very high respect for my Navy brothers. They're the best.
Thanks.
Joe
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Yea get up and dust off.
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Joes946 Premium
Thanks.
Joe
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Newme202 Premium
Good stuff Joe

When you fall, get up and dust yourself off and go again
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Joes946 Premium
Yes!
Thanks.
Joe
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Newme202 Premium
:)
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