I'm a student pilot learning on a Piper Cherokee 180. When I land and the nose wheel touches down my instructor wants me to keep pulling back on the stick through the landing roll.
For soft field landings this makes sense as you don't want the nose wheel to dig into the ground and tumble over. However we are landing at an airport with hard surface runways which routinely experiences gusty wind conditions. It seems to me that if I keep pulling up and a gust of headwind hit us shortly after the nose wheel touches down that the gust would lift the nose wheel back off the ground. This of course would not be a good thing. So in my mind I think it would be better to ease off the back pressure once the nose wheel touches down. What are your thoughts?
Note: My instructor was a crop duster so I think he just carried over the soft field landing technique and is just teaching this because this is what he learned.