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Landing is the final phase of flight, when an aircraft touches down on the runway or other surface.

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Why do the spoilers on the 737 only deploy to the flight detent after a flaps up landing?

Following an all flaps up (no flap) landing, the SPEED BRAKE lever will not move beyond the FLIGHT DETENT and the spoilers will not fully deploy (for reference this is stated in the Fcom 9.20.14 rev ...
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Delta plane looked like it was landing on Atlanta freeway

Yesterday a few minutes after 4:00pm ET (2020-01-04 21:00 UTC) I drove my car out of Park-Ride Lot C of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta and took 85 South to 285 West/North. ...
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Are there FAA approved infrared night vision devices we could use in case of engine failure at night in IFR conditions?

Terrible situation. Your single engine on your general aviation aircraft fails. You are flying at night, no airports nearby enough to land at and patchy fog causing Instrument Meteorological ...
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Are airliners designed to land safely with no undercarriage deployed?

Complete undercarriage failure ("belly landing") is very rare in large passenger aircraft, but not unprecedented. (source) I would imagine it would be fairly easy to predict which part of ...
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What are the differences between FCLP markings and equipment and the LA on a ship?

Most Naval and Marine Corps Air Stations have these markings on at least one or more of their runways: It’s a Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) area and used to maintain proficiency amongst ...
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What airplane needs the longest runway to land?

What airplane (excluding spaceplanes) requires the longest runway for a safe landing?
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Why do flights approaching Kabul seem to take a different route since the Taliban took over?

From a reporter on Twitter: Nerdy question but genuinely curious: All fights into Kabul would previously approach from the east, flying towards the direction of Nangarhar, then making a U-turn over ...
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Why can't you operate packs on HIGH during take-off, approach and landing on a 737-800?

It's in the FCOM Limitations Chapter and I think that these phases are critical phases of flight and I don't want to reduce my engine performance by purposely creating a high demand for bleed air from ...
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What is the take off and landing performance of the MQ-9?

At maximum takeoff weight (listed on wikipedia as 10,494 lb (4,760 kg), 11,700 pounds (5,300 kg) with upgraded landing gear), what is the minimum runway distance required (not including safety margin) ...
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Could a WW2-era Grumman Hellcat land on a Saipan-class light carrier using only reverse-thrust generated by a reverse-pitch propeller?

Just that - take away an F6F's arrestor hook and fit it with a reverse-pitch-capable propeller (and, of course, all the other odds-and-ends to make such a system work). Would it be possible for a ...
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MOC for CAT III missed approach segment

Hello what is the MOC (minimum obstacle clearance) for missed approach segment for CAT III ILS minimum ?
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When riding in the flight deck of a large airplane, why does it appear that the airplane moves slowly?

I recently rode in the jumpseat of an A330, and on approach, the visual impression of speed is very different from that of a small airplane or flight simulator. Specifically, it appears that the ...
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How does CONFIG FULL provide better handling capabilities in turbulent conditions?

I wanted to get some clarity as to how does CONFIG FULL provide better handling capabilities in turbulent conditions? This line mentioned in the A320 FCTM under the the supplementary procedures ...
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What are the flow properties for the engines of a Fokker 70 with reversers deployed?

I want to know what the approximate flow properties would be at the exit of the nozzle for a Fokker 70 with reversers deployed. What is the exit velocity of gas at the nozzle? How do they calculate ...
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Are the terms "Coupled approach" and "Hand flown approach" strictly defined?

I was looking on SE and also Google for the answer, but couldn't find anything. My question is when to log an approach as coupled or handflown? All of the approaches I fly are CAT I but the aircraft's ...
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Course of other planes approaching the airport

I flew from MUC to TXL recently and made a weird observation. I was sitting in the port side of the plane and -just a few minutes before landing- saw a red light at approximately our height just ...
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How does the University of Bristol's AI fixed-wing perched landing change the wings?

The BBC radio program Click's 2017-01-24 episode, starting at about 06:20, describes the use of AI to develop a perched landing capability by an autonomous fixed-wing craft. I can't understand exactly ...
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Why does TAWS alert depends on airspeed?

According to the TSO 151c: Speed. Airspeed or groundspeed must be included in the logic that determines basic GPWS alerting time for “excessive closure rate to terrain” and “flight into terrain ...
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What is the landing requirement for Klein Vision AirCar?

The Klein Vision AirCar is said to require a runway of only 1,000 ft and a speed of only 75 mph for take off. But I cannot find any information on its landing requirement such as: Minimum runway ...
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How to calculate take-off and landing distances for a light plane?

I cannot find a generic takeoff chart for the 850 lbs BD-5B Micro-plane. How can I find, generate, or calculate the takeoff and landing distances needed? I did find this chart below and included the ...
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How common are go-arounds at Penghu Airport?

A friend mentioned being a passenger during a commercial aircraft landing at Taiwan's Penghu Airport (MZG, RCQC) where they had almost touched down but had to abort and keep going due to sudden wind ...
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