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Maps and charts show true elevation, meaning tape measure altitude from the sea level. The way the mapmakers and chartmakers measure elevation has changed over time. Currently, I think GPS is prevalent. The way GPS computes elevation is depend on the WGS84 Geoid earth model. This modes surface does not coincide with actual sea level but GPS takes that into ...


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Due to the nature of wake turbulence descending over time and weakening as time goes on, I would say that it's possible that you hit the wake of the 737, and just managed to avoid the A380's wake out of luck. It also depends on the wind direction as to the path of the wake, so it's hard to say in your specific case Skybrary describes crossing wake ...


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"To get a good flare". Never heard of pilots talking about "wow, I had a great flare on that landing!", although a very famous test pilot really had a beauty landing the XF-92A, reducing landing speed from around 160 to 67 mph. So why do we flare? What is a flare? "Flaring" is increasing AOA to MAINTAIN lift as the plane slows down. Why do we slow ...


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In my experience the best altitude for a fully stalled landing is about 1 inch. Seriously though, the method I use is to fly as close as I can to the ground without touching down with practically no throttle and finally reducing the remaining throttle whilst maintaining the height above the ground by increasing the angle of attack until it finally stalls and ...


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