Low wing/ side slip method, or the crab then kick out the crab method?
For those that crab down to the runway, at what point would you kick out the crab, (before flare/during flare/ etc )
I have a problem in getting the side slip method to be an easy transition into the flare and landing?
AOPA's writer/pilot suggests the crab and kick out as the best/easiest/far better for any pax??
For those using the crab then kick it out method, are you then saying it is ok to allow a small drift off center line because of the kick out for that brief period, if so, I would assume that any drift would be less than a couple of feet?
I forgot to ask those of you that fly the low wing planes (PIPER), etc, how hard is it for you to land via the low wing side slip method? Are you low wing pilots more inclined to land via crab and kick it out over low wing side slip?
Keep in mind that the slip method puts the plane in an uncoordinated attitude. I'm not sure I'd consider this the more polished and professional way to land since it smashes the passengers up against the wall in a strong slip.....
when you are 10ft over the runway, totally sideways, smile and say, "you have control".