Etemology Military pilot type talk
To perform quick, fast, and in a hurry simulated landings. With touch and goes, all same proceedures for a landing are performed with exception that once the wheels and or arresting gear hits the deck, the craft goes to full power. Rather than coming to a complete hault as in a normal landing, the craft is airborne as quickly as it hit the deck. In this manner, touch and goes facilitate the ability to make as many runs as possible in the shortest amount of time.
Grunt Marine: Ah fuck Gunny, those fucking mosquitos were doing touch and goes whilst I was sleeping.
the two most common problems that cause a pilot to be "waved off" or "go around" are landing long and missing all 3 catch (trip) wires OR not lining up the aircraft up on the carrier decks' center-line, risking a streering/braking contolled-flight-into-terrain (cfit) type accident.
by the time you are allowed to play with a $20 million dollar piece of the tax-payers money, you should be past doing a "dolphin" which is when you allow the aircraft to regain sufficient airflow over the wings that is does not stall properly and land. this is usually caused by not holding back on the stick or yoke resulting something akin to dolphins jumping out of the water in a repeated fashion. it can also result from an overreaction to an excessively hard landing. some mistake this for a touch and go. the trained observer can spot the difference in a minute by the control (or lack of thereof) of the aircraft in question.
a real touch-and-go is a term used to describe the practicing of repeated take offs and landings; hence, TOUCH down or GO around which is the most physically and coordinationally challenging thing a pilot can do. the flying between points is almost boring after awhile. its mostly procedural if you keep an eye outside the aircraft, one on the weather and one on your basic mechanicals.
on touchdowns, you basically are conf...
Steve: Hell yeah, she was a easy! I had to do a Touch and Go on her first to make sure there was no FOD on the runway.