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Avoiding Prop Strikes

Propeller strikes can happen for various reasons. One classic cause—propellers striking the runway after a bounced landing as the pilot tries to continue to land by forcing the nose down. The bad news? Prop strikes are expensive since in most cases they require a complete engine teardown. The good news? Propeller strikes are avoidable if you’re on target speed, use the proper technique during flare and touchdown, and if you’re vigilant during ground operations.

In Avoiding Prop Strikes, our ASI team examines why prop strikes happen. They also provide practical tips that will save your propellers, engine, and firewall by ensuring your props are always striking the air—not the runway, objects, or persons.

Tablet: Compatible
Length: 4 mins
Topic: Takeoffs and Landings, Flight Planning and Preflight
FAA WINGS: No
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible*

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*Earn eligibility for  AOPA Accident Forgiveness after earning a certificate of completion for watching all four videos:

  1. Avoiding LOC-G
  2. Avoiding Hard Landings
  3. Avoiding Prop Strikes – This video
  4. Avoiding Gear-Up Landings and Collapses – Coming in fall 2021

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