Late or Rapid Roundout Late or Rapid Roundout

   Starting the roundout too late or pulling the elevator control back too rapidly to prevent the airplane form touching down prematurely can impose a heavy load factor on the wing and cause an accelerated stall.

   Suddenly increasing the angle of attack and stalling the airplane during a roundout is a dangerous situation since it may cause the airplane to land extremely hard on the main landing gear, and then bounce back into the air. As the airplane contacts the ground, the tail will be forced down very rapidly by the back pressure on the elevator and by inertia acting downward on the tail.

   Recovery from this situation requires prompt and positive application of power prior to occurrence of the stall. This may be followed by a normal landing if sufficient runway is available - otherwise the pilot should EXECUTE A GO-AROUND immediately.