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Old 11th Jul 2017, 05:46
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Follow the POH, no such thing as a short field landing. If the POH P charts say too short then the runway is too short.
The PA 28 P charts approach speeds vary with weight and are designed to achieve a short ground roll anyway.
Max weight is 65 kts and empty 49kts. So pick your landing weight and therefore approach speed to workout LDR for the conditions on the day.

If the P charts say cannot then cannot.

If in emergency then obviously all bets are off anyway and you do what you have to.

For simplicity of students a standard approach speed for all weights ( around 65 kts ) and a slow speed for short field performance ( maybe 55 kts ) when infact we should adjust the approach speed for all weights and conditions everyday anyway just like in a Jet.

KISS method.

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