DescriptionA touch and go is the continuance of a takeoff after an approach and landing have been made. Touch and go’s are a normal maneuver that may be used to increase efficiency of traffic pattern operation.
ObjectiveTo understand the importance of a prompt decision and have the ability to quickly and safely configure the airplane to accomplish a touch and go.
Procedure• Prepare for landing. Complete before landing checklist. “Heels on the floor and back” must be verbalized by pilot flying on short final or go-around must be initiated.• Perform specified landing. Flare and touchdown as normal for specified landing maneuver being performed. If touchdown cannot be made within the first third of the runway, initiate go-around. If aircraft touches down more than a third of the way down the runway inadvertently and there is enough runway remaining to safely stop, touch and go maneuver will be aborted and full stop landing will be made.• Configure aircraft for takeoff. Maintain directional control while continuing to roll down the runway. Configure aircraft for takeoff in the following order: Retract the flaps, increase power to full, and turn carb heat off. Check engine instruments to ensure adequate performance and call out “engine instruments in the green.” Verify airspeed indicator needle increasing and call out “airspeed alive.” Upon reaching Vr (55 KIAS), rotate and climb out as normal.
ACS Standards• Reference specified takeoff/landing maneuver executed during touch and go maneuver.