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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 does the flare mode of the A321neo engage 50 feet higher than the A321ceo?

Following is taken from the operating manual of A321neo: When passing 100 ft RA, the THS is frozen and the normal flight mode changes to flare mode as the aircraft descends to land. The flare mode is ...
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What is the danger in the over-use of reverse thrust during ground operations when operating a turboprop powerplant?

I'm new to turboprops, and everyone I've flown with seems extremely cautious about using only the bare minimum reverse thrust after touchdown and never during forward taxi. Why might that be?
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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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Could an airliner pilot successfully exit alone from a controlled ocean ditching?

MH370's 777 disappeared into the Indian Ocean, the investigation positing a possibility of a pilot self-hijacking the plane and flying until resource exhaustion, then gliding into a "controlled&...
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What does the sound and flashing button indicate during this landing?

What does the sound in this YouTube video indicate? It is accompanied by a flashing button. Does that sound indicate the touchdown of both the main and nose landing gear? The pilot also pressed the ...
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Is this aerodynamic braking procedure normal in a 747?

I found this instagram video via YouTube: The description in the YouTube video states that: This aerodynamic baking procedure is applied to reduce wheel brake and engine wear I have two questions: ...
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What do the callouts "approaching minimums" and "minimums " mean?

When landing, what exactly do the phrases "approaching minimums" and "minimums" mean in a commercial jet aircraft, when heard from the onboard cockpit voice.
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Can aircraft stall at low speed during final landing?

Is it possible for an aircraft to stall when it turns multiple times before landing and its airspeed is below 200mph? And if it does, is there any way to recover at such low height and speed? I always ...
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Is it a flight violation to mishear ATC instructions for exiting the runway?

I was on landing rollout and misheard a tower "turn off at xxx switch ground" call. We read back the incorrect taxi way and turned off there and switched to the ground frequency. After our incorrect ...
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Private Helicopter landing on Private land [duplicate]

Can I land a helicopter on my property in Palm Beach County? The property is 6 acres along the Loxahatchee River in Unincorporated Jupiter / Palm Beach County. What is the pertinent FAA or County ...
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Why are these carrier aircraft landing with the canopy open?

I was reading this answer here Aviation.SE, which includes the following video of multiple F7U-3 Cutlasses landing aboard the USS Hancock in 1955 (warning, video includes footage of a fatal rampstrike)...
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How Does the FAA Define the Dimensions of the Touchdown Zone?

Does the FAA give a regulatory definition of the term "Touchdown Zone" for use within the context of landing operations? In 14 CFR 91.175 the FAA requires—in certain cases—that pilots must ...
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How is the debris deflector on the DC-9-80 ("MD-80")'s nose gear kept from striking the ground during landing?

The DC-9-80 (marketed as the "MD-80") has, mounted to its nose gear, what I presume to be a debris deflector (a sled-shaped device to keep the nose gear from kicking up pieces of gravel or ...
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Front and / or Rear Tires Doors or Windows testing in Aircraft [closed]

I would like to know before the landing takes place, is there a way out for the pilot to know whether the doors or windows for the Front and Rear tires of the Aircraft will work 100%? If i am not ...
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What is the principle behind flight of airplanes? [duplicate]

What is the principle behind flight of airplanes? Need a simple answer for grade 7 student. Thank you
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Qualification Requirement of Aircraft taxi and landing lights?

Can anyone provide any standard through which taxi and landing lights are certified for use on aircraft? And which certification is required for military aircraft lighting systems?
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How much slipping and sliding go on during short final?

NOTE: This is not a question about coordinated flight in the pattern. There is no disagreement that hasty skids to turn the plane faster from base to final can and do kill. The question is about what ...
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Can a private pilot land at any category of airport?

I'm aware that commercial pilots require special training for landing at Category C airports (e.g. Innsbruck), but I was wondering if, as a private pilot I could land at an airport such as this, ...
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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 does a pilot do if all the engine shut down in the middle of the Ocean?

In case of a commercial aircraft, what is the plan B for making an emergency landing in the middle of e.g. the North Atlantic Ocean? I know it's very unlikely but still a possible situation. The plane ...
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Are manned balloons allowed to land anywhere?

From time to time, quite spectacular videos turn up from hot air balloons landing in unusual or even quite tight spots, such as a soccer field in Vlijmen, a road in Nijkerk, or even a small playground ...
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How do airliner pilots practice recovering from a bounced landing?

Other questions say bouncing an airliner is bad, why bounces happen, and how to recover from a bounce. How do pilots practice bounce recovery?
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When is it appropriate to foam a landing strip? (example JB292)

Background: I recently watched the Channel5 documentary on JetBlue 292 with their famous sideways landing gear. At around the 8:00-mark you see footage of the actual landing: Main landing gear intact ...
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Engine out over a mountain road. Do you land upwind or up hill?

You're flying solo in a late-model, fixed-gear Cessna 172 with half-full fuel tanks. You are at 1000 feet AGL, 100 knots indicated, directly above the middle of a 2000 foot long straight section of ...
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Can a fighter jet land on a modified airliner?

Imagine this scenario: A modified military 747 is flying at a constant speed and altitude. On the top of the fuselage there is a device like a helipad but with three holes to accommodate the fighter ...
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Can flaps be used to perform rotation and flare?

TL; DR using flaps to directly control sink/climb rate near ground = simpler and faster response = easy to fly airplane? Rotating is the pitch up during takeoff that causes the aircraft to leave the ...
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Is a braking rotation immediately after touching down a known maneuver?

In this video the airliner landing on grass rotates high up after touching down, looks like more than it would do during take off. Is it a known possible way to drop the speed or it was more for the ...
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How heavy is too heavy to land on a grass strip?

This is actually a tricky question, because it's not just about gross weight, but about how much weight each individual tire imparts into the ground. This, of course, depends on the design of the ...
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Can an F-16 land on an aircraft carrier, at all?

Looking at the F-16 again, I noticed the tailhook which it seems to have. I know the F-16 is not designed to land on any aircraft carrier, however, if it was between ditching in the ocean and ...
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Should an emergency field landing be performed with landing gear down or up?

Suppose you are flying an aircraft with retractable gear and have to make an emergency landing on that big "flat" stretch of grass up ahead and have only one shot at it, what's better, do it with ...
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Should one use mainly the rudder or the ailerons combined with rudder to go back to center line on short short final?

My pattern work is improving but there is one thing I consistently miss: I have a very hard time staying aligned with the runway on short final, say after passing the airport fences. When the nose ...
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What is the typical touchdown vertical speed of a large airliner?

What is the vertical speed (range) of a Boeing 787 (or any other large commercial aircraft) that should be achieved just before and during touchdown? I'm not interested in the vertical speed during ...
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Why is the A380’s with-reversers stopping distance the same as its no-reversers stopping distance?

Thrust reversers, found on almost all jetliners1 and on the larger propliners, redirect engine thrust forwards, helping to slow the aircraft in the event of a landing or rejected takeoff.2 This takes ...
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When does an airliner switch from using the tiller to the rudder?

When does an airliner switch from using the tiller to steer to the rudder on takeoff? Same for landing- when does the pilot switch from using the rudder to the tiller? What is this process? Once a ...
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How long it takes for Pilots to prepare for landing?

I'm wondering how many minutes prior to Final approach do pilots decide what type of approach they will carry on with at the arrival airport like (VISUAL/CATI,II,IIIA,IIIB) ? Like how many minutes ...
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Are landings easier during the day or at night?

When is it easier for a pilot to perform a "good" touchdown: during daytime or nighttime? Considering typical flights for 737s to holiday destinations so mostly small airports with a single runway. ...
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What is the recommended procedure to land a taildragger in a crosswind?

Almost 20 years ago I helped a friend (who recently passed away from an unfortunate home accident) ferry a 1948 Stinson from Córdoba, Argentina, to Buenos Aires. We had to make several stops to refuel ...
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Is there any difference between "EMERGENCY LANDING" and "FORCED LANDING"?

Emergency landings and/or forced landings are stressful situations, but talking about meanings, are they the same, please?
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Is an aborted landing considered an incident for the FAA?

I was a passenger on a commercial aircraft on final approach into Salt Lake City. As we desended to approximately 1000' the pilot suddenly gunned the engine, climbed and aborted the landing. He then ...
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Is it considered good or bad practice to raise the flaps right after touchdown?

This question is about light, tricycle, single engine aircraft. I have made it a habit to raise the flaps right after touchdown (when the nosewheel is on the ground). My instructor used to do that ...
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How are carrier landings graded?

I'm an aspiring naval aviator (preferably a Hornet or an F-35) and a DCS player. Here's a question for any former navy aviators or LSOs. What would get you a good or bad landing grade on the carrier? ...
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How much snow can cover a runway while still allowing commercial airliners to land safely?

In regards to this question I thought about how much snow is shown on the runway and the exits in the movie. So normally a commercial airport will have a fleet of snow plowers or heaters to keep ...
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Is it feasible to recuperate energy from landing aircraft by using a runway sled with regenerative braking?

Would it be feasible to land large (Boeing 747 and Airbus A380) and all other aircraft on a sled on the runway, the kinetic energy of the aircraft is then transferred to the sled, then the sled uses ...
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Could a pick up truck save a plane with failed landing gear?

I recently saw this fictionalized video. While it's not real, I do wonder if this could be possible, even if not the best way to handle the situation.
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Is this plane landing or departing?

I have a picture of Air Force One I took fairly up close several years ago. Unfortunately, I don't remember if that was on arrival or departure. Is there anything visible in the airplane's ...
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In the old days, why didn't aircraft use simpler systems to land on a Carrier?

In the old days (during and before WW2), Carriers used arresting wires to help aircraft land. In fact this is still used today for jet-based carriers, but I want to ask about the old days with piston-...
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Is it right to call out out “50...40..30..RETARD” in a C172 simulator?

Playing flight simulator in a C172 (since we don't have any in my local schools) and the 'co-pilot' I fly with (only know him online) insists on calling out "50...40..30..RETARD, RETARD". I know ...
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Is landing the 'wrong way' possible on an aircraft carrier?

I wonder if the arresting wires would work the 'other' way?
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Did DB Cooper's aircraft land safely with the aft stairs open?

I've never seen a 727's aft stairs open, but presumably, based on an Wikipedia image and common sense, they do reach the ground when the aircraft is on the ground. Furthermore, (as I understand it), ...
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What are the equations to compute takeoff and landing distance?

I am flying a Piper 28-336 Dakota. Based on this paper I was able to reproduce the take-off distances from the POH and incorporate the calculations directly in Excel. It can be seen that the effects ...

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