One of the most challenging aspects of float flying is glassy water landings where the smooth, reflective water surface makes it difficult to judge altitude. The conventional method of overcoming this lack of reliable reference is to establish yourself on a gradual, constant approach with a consistent airspeed, descent rate, attitude, and power input that can take you all the way to the surface where you can then cut the power to idle and apply appropriate back pressure as the plane slows to a near stop on the water.

Just like consistency is crucial to a glassy water approach and landing, consistency can be a crucial part also in more fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.