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Youíve got the airplane partly configured for landing on a long final and the tower hasnít yet cleared you to land, but says to continue at best speed. To make the airplane go faster, you retract the landing gear and clean up the flaps. Then youíre instructed to do a present-position 360 because the sequencing just isnít working out and a Falcon is beating you to the runway. Halfway through your circle, the tower clears you to land, you tuck in on final, put in some flaps and come over the numbers kind of hot. Something definitely isnít right in last two seconds of the flare because the tires arenít touching.

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