I normally fly "normal" big aircrafts like the 737. The only taildragger I fly is the p51, but with it you'll mostly try a 3-point landing where all 3 wheels touch down the same time.
Now the B17 is the first (but really wonderful!) bigger taildragger I fly and I'm wondering how real world procedures would be?
I think there are 2 types:
- short runway (maybe you try a 3-point landing?)
- long runway
How would a real pilot touchdown on a long runway where rollout distance doesn't matter? My father said, the pilot's would normally land with normal approach power on engines, try a pretty smooth toughdown (so the aircraft doesn't bump and take off again) and after the main wheel touches down, you'll go to idle and brake slowly. Is that correct? You could also land, with idle but flare as with normal gear isn't it?
Thanks for any help as my touchdowns weren't smooth the last ones.