The Sucker Landing


By the time any pilot gets their license, we’ve usually made about 100 or mor landings. We feel pretty comfortable, although everyone bounces a few. However, there is what I call the sucker landing. You’re on approach, your rounding out your descent, beginning your flare and suddenly the visibility drops to near zero. You just flew into a layer of ground fog that is so shallow that you couldn’t see it until you were right into it. When weather conditions are just right a shallow layer of ground fog can form and you can see the ground through it but you have no visibility in it. What would you do?

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