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Gear-up landings and gear collapses happen to pilots regardless of experience levels or certificates held. They are often caused by distractions that lead to forgetting to lower the gear before landing or mistakenly selecting the gear up lever instead of the flaps up lever on the ground. So how can we combat these self-induced woes that lead to one of the costliest insurance claims?

Our ASI team is on the case to help you avoid a gear-up landing or gear collapse. Even if your landing gear is down and welded, the tips offered in Avoiding Gear-Up Landings and Gear Collapses can help you ace your landings and avoid a costly and embarrassing gear collapse.

Tablet: Compatible
Length: 6 mins
Topic: Takeoffs and Landings
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible*

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  1. Avoiding LOC-G
  2. Avoiding Hard Landings
  3. Avoiding Prop Strikes
  4. Avoiding Gear-Up Landings and Collapses – This video

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