[jhb_airlines] Re: Landing

  • From: "Mike Lucas" <mhlucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 21:50:28 -0000


FWIW my experience in a real RJ yesterday and today (EDDF - EGBB and return)
tends to confirm your view about them floating for what seemed rather a long
time.  The landing at EDDF, when it finally happened, was a rather "robust"
one which brought screams from a few pax (and prompted me to recall the old
question "Did we land or were we shot down?").  Mind you, it could have been
because the apprentice (sorry, FO) was flying.  Tonight's return to EGBB
also had a long float but, considering the wicked crosswind on approach, was
perhaps rather more understandable.  I was prepared for a heavy landing in
these conditions but we came down pretty well apart from the usual sideways
lurch which can be expected in  a strong crosswind landing.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 2:29 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Landing

> In FPI flights, I often use the PAD CRJ700. It has two drawbacks. The
first is a
> reluctance to sit onto the dech. When down to about 3 feet from the runway
it will float
> for ever. To get it down I have either to drive it onto the deck or, since
it's easier on the
> nosewheel, deploy the spoilers. Does this happen in real life? I recall
often being
> horrified, on early Manchester to London shuttle flights, the Trident went
into reverse
> thrust, whilst still not on the runway.
> The second problem is a lateral waywardness, on short finals. Possibly the
result of full
> flap and low speed, it's very difficult to get it onto the centreline and
keep it there. I've
> edited Aircraft.cfg, increasing Roll Stabillity and Yaw Stabillity from
1.0 to 1.3 but the
> effect's barely detectable. Any offers gratefully received.
> Gerry Winskill
> gwinsk@xxxxxxx

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