Naturally there are cautions, and situations not appropriate for touch-and-goes. Short- and soft-field take-offs have to be practiced by taxiing back. And if the runway at your home airport is short, safety demands that you taxi back or fly to a nearby airport with a longer runway to practice touch-and-goes. Students flying solo should do touch-and-goes only in light winds, and only after lots of experience doing them with an instructor aboard. With a healthy application of good judgment, touch-and-goes can be used, safely and to good effect, in flight training.