Last Wednesday, on the Old Still River Road, I saw a GBH coming in for a landing. So I stopped the truck, grabbed the camera and let the Autofocus on the FZ1000 work its magic to get this sequence …
Flaring just before landing. Feathers on top of wing are (F)luffing indicating a full aerodynamic stall
The high drag of the stall and loss of lift enables a good landing for the big birdie.
Landing gear fully extended for a gentle landing.
Down on terra firma.
Wings are starting down stroke. Not nice smooth surface of upper wind indicating nice laminar flow giving lots of lift and low drag.
Middle of the downstroke:
End of downstroke, beginning of lifting of “elbows”: