Questions tagged [landing]

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?

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 essentially a direct stick-to-elevator law without auto ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should you land upwind and down hill or downwind and 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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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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If my company has a Line Maintenance Approval, can they perform a Landing Gear replacement in the Flight Line?

I am not sure if a landing gear replacement is performed in the line or base. Also is a line maintenance approval enough? What are the reasons for your answer? Thank you!
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Has an F-16 ever done a landing without the speedbrakes extended?

Has there ever been a landing made by an F-16 without the speedbrakes extended?