Re: Worst Landing to Date Today #flight_reports
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I'm not being critical, but I suggest to people if they bounce it like that, give it full power and go around. With full power the rudder is effective and you can typically straighten it out pretty easily.
The problem with bouncing it in is the canard breaks on the third bounce. We've had a number of people prove that. With full power you might bounce a second time, but not a third. So it's best to arrest it after the first.
I know it is tempting to try to save the landing, especially with 7000 feet of concrete in front of you. But I still recommend full power and go around. With another couple hundred hours, you'll learn to save it (it starts with full power!), but until then just go around. If nothing else it gives you a little time to think about what went wrong!
If it makes you feel better, I still have a landing like you describe every once in a while, and I often still go around. I figure I must need the practice, so I might as well do it again!
Q-200 N17PF, ~1650 hours over 30 years