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  1. Aircraft approach speed and touchdown speed vary considerable depending on the weight of the aircraft and its configuration...

    8 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 02/08/2006

  2. The vertical speed at touchdown on a typical glide path of 3 degrees depends on...instant of landing, for a smoother, safer touchdown. This pitch-up maneuver increases lift and ...

    3 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 28/05/2011

  3. ...very simply put. You also must use rudder to keep the plane straight just before touchdown. The easiest way to think of the flare is to not landing...

    14 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 11/08/2007

  4. The pilot will decide whether or not to use reverse thrust based upon factors such as runway length, aircraft weight, touchdown speed, company policy, runway surface, and so on.

    7 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 26/11/2007

  5. ... than the back of the plane and you may not be able to see the runway at all on touchdown...

    12 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 10/03/2007

  6. Final ends at touchdown, what's the question.

    7 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 08/11/2010

  7. Some of the wheeled helicopters have squat switches on the gear struts. I don't know for sure, but I would imagine both the Chinook and the Blackhawk have them. Likely not to deactivate weapons...

    3 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 21/03/2007

  8. There are several things an airliner uses to slow down when landing: 1) Flaps. These increase lift, but also increase drag. You'll see these extend from the rear of the wing (and sometimes the front too) while the pilot prepares for landing...

    7 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 01/02/2009

  9. If a bird strike killed an engine at 200agl which I agree is possible, what in the hell would be safer about climbing back into the sky that would be safer than just landing?? Considering that at 200agl you should have the runway insight and landing...

    13 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 28/09/2009

  10. It's best to crab until just before you approach the threshold of the runway then transition to a side-slip approach. In a sideslip, you use the rudder to align the nose with the runway center line while using the aileron to dip the wing into the wind so that your sideways motion relative to the ground...

    8 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 05/12/2007

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