EV-97 TeamEurostar UK, G-CCTI
The pilot had performed a dual instructional flight with his instructor after which he was briefed for some solo circuits, which were not his first. After refuelling, the aircraft took off in benign weather conditions. During the first touch-and-go, the aircraft bounced three times. On the second and third bounces the aircraft struck the ground nosewheel first, with the third bounce being the most severe. The pilot performed a go-around and the instructor, through the tower, requested that he land after his next approach. The pilot subsequently completed what his instructor described as a ‘perfect landing’. The damage to the aircraft was not immediately apparent and was discovered after the aircraft returned to the apron. The pilot, wearing a full harness, sustained no injuries. He considered that the initial bounce was caused by insufficient pitch-up attitude during the flare.
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