The video above shows an example of how you would accomplish the procedure in an average Piper Cherokee. Each airplane will have a slightly different procedure, so make sure you go over the specific procedure for your airplane with your CFI.
First of all, what are these touch and go’s everyone talks about? Basically, the idea is to land the airplane on the runway (touching down) reconfigure for takeoff while still rolling down the runway, then add full power and takeoff again without stopping (the GO part). Why do this? Well, when training you’ll want to practice lots and lots of landings, coming to a complete stop each time and taxiing back to the beginning of the runway would simply take a lot of time, and time is money. So for the reason of saving money and time, you’ll get familiar with performing touch and go’s.
Setting up the airplane for a touch and go is performed in the exact same manner as setting the airplane up for landing. Remember:
Power – What RPM are you setting power for?
Pitch – What airspeed are you pitching for?
Flaps – As required
Fuel Pump – As required
As discussed in previous sections; select your touchdown point, set up your approach, and prepare for a normal landing.
After touching down and ensuring you have maintained aircraft control, it’s time to reconfigure the airplane.
After the aircraft has been reconfigured, apply full power and perform a normal takeoff.
There are some important factors to take into consideration when performing Touch and Go’s: