Landing a Piper Cub Looking Backwards..

  • Jul 7, 2014 2:04pm GMT

After witnessing and reading about emergency situations where forward visibility is compromised, I thought I'd try and land looking backwards. It turned out to be very doable, and actually pretty fun.

Reasons why being able to land looking backwards is a good skill to have; Engine fire, smoke in the cockpit, blown prop seal, oil on the windshield, pretty girl on the approach end, and its a good way to keep your tailwheel skills sharp.