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Your Smoothest Landing Experienced?  
User currently offlineRams777 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3437 times:

What landing sticks out in your mind to be probably the smoothest touch down you can remember?

I for one believe it was Cyprus Airways A320 landing in BEY!! So smooth not a sound on touch down!!!

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User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3429 times:

It was back in 1999 on a Novair A320 at LPA. The smoothest landing ever.

User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3422 times:

Either an IB MD-87 at VLC coming from LHR in March 2000 or an AA 777 at JFK coming from GIG in June 2004. Not much shaking going on.

[Edited 2005-04-26 09:47:53]


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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3411 times:

My smoothest was in an ERJ145 landing at CPH, coming in from MXP. After that landing my travelling companion was cured of his fear of flying  Smile

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Mats



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User currently offlineB727-100 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3407 times:

The one I did myself the day before yesterday on the F100... Smile couldn't feel anything...
usually I experience the smoothest landings (as a passenger) on the BAE146 and the worst on the CRJ...
Cheers
neil


User currently offlineLehovec From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 296 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3407 times:

Quoting B727-100 (Reply 4):
and the worst on the CRJ...

My best landing ever was on JP CRJ LJU-AMS. Really smooth.


User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2360 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3375 times:
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Lufthansa A343 into GRU ... I'm an experienced flyer, but that was fabulous: If I wouldn't had a window seat, it would have been hard to tell when we hit terra firma. It was fabulous ... no screetch, no "whomp", nothing. Only the reverse thrust showed us where we are  Smile

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User currently offlineB707Stu From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3357 times:

AA, JFK-LAX, circa 1977, DC-10. We were just about at the gate before I realized we landed. Will never forget that.

More recently it's been CO EWR-MAN on a 777. I was over the wheels and barely felt them touch, was extremely impressed.


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3355 times:

Two landings immediately come to mind

  • A British Caledonian BAC 1-11 landing at AMS. I realised that the flight deck crew were all females so I was expecting a very hard landing, so I braced myself and closed the window blind fearing the worst. It seemed to take an eternity for the aircraft to land and I was taken aback when I realised that not only had we touched down but had already taxied to the ramp, and yet I had not felt anything or noticed any change in engine noise. Boy, those female pilots were brilliant!

  • The other landing was in a Wardair (Canada) DC10 at Montreal after flying from LGW. Beautiful, smooth approach and it felt that the DC10's impact with the runway was just like a feather dropping on a bed.



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User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

I was on a NW A330 DTW-AMS, and I could swear there was more noise and vibrations from the landing gear deploying than upon landing. Considering the added number of tires on a widebody, I was rather impressed. Hats off!


Tom



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

the best one was back in December 1999 on a VS flight from LAX-LHR. The 747 landing was so smooth, that I never felt the rear wheels making contact with the ground. It was a beautiful landing.


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User currently offlineCFM-56 From Finland, joined Sep 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

June 2000 CDG-ARN on SAS MD-87 with all female crew! The smoothest landing ever!

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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

May 2001 on an AC A340 into YVR from LHR.

Apart from the smoothest of landings, I was lucky enough to get the jumpseat for the experience - awesome views as we flew over the Rockies, hit the Pacific coast and then swung down to face Vancouver in the most stunning setting.

And then a landing as smooth as a baby's bottom  Smile

Memorable indeed.



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User currently offlinePaul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Lauda Air 777. VIE-KUL. Take- off and landing on this big beautiful bird were awesome. I did not feel one bump or drop throughout the whole flight.

Paul



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User currently offlineBoeing73G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

Numerous MD80 takeoffs landings. Didn't feel a thing.

User currently offlineBeany From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

The smoothest:
BA 744 into PHX in Jan this year - couldn't even tell you had hit the deck.

I can't really remember any more smooth landings although I remember two rough ones.

On a BA 742 into Bermuda, we hit so hard that all the oxygen masks came down. I didn't envy the person who would have to pack them all away!

Also, on a BA 767 into LGW. I was jumpseated and the F/O made a right hash of it. We slammed pretty hard onto 26L. After we had pulled onto the taxiway the captain started to rib him. Most amusing!

[Edited 2005-04-26 16:20:19]

User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

I was landing at FRA on an AA 777 from DFW in summer of '03 and I didn't even know we had landed until i saw aircraft outside my window.


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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7151 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Amazingly it was on the oldest plane I ever flew. Gruman Millard 73 Chalks Ocean Airways. FLL 9R. Lots of sharp turns for Downwind and base but smooth landing.


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User currently offlineCanadianDC10 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 346 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

Any of the landings in a CRJ that I've experienced have been really smooth.

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

I made a couple when I was training with 152's/172's, BUT the best overall (everything considered) was as PAX ATL-MIA on a UA 727. (see thread on why retire the 72..)
Rain showers had just cleared, and on final the Capt announced to the FA's prepare for a smooth landing, sure enough he glassed it on!!!.


User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Last december, MD11 flight with KLM from AUA landing in AMS. Beautiful winter weather, and the captain was flying his last flight, and he surely showed his skill. No way to tell of course but I think that if there were any spotters around, they probably didn't see any smoke when the wheels touched the runway...

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

Some kind soul even managed to video it for me  Smile


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User currently offlineBrooklyn787 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

Last October, B767-400 flight with CO (EWR-FRA). We landed for the first time on Runway 07L (Out of 24 landings in FRA, most were on 25R or 25L, a couple of times on 36). It was mostly sunny and about 37F.

So smooth that the purser made the announcement right after landing that we should thank the Capt. for the smooth landing.

However on the return flight, when we landed in EWR, the touchdown was a little hard. The ceiling was real low that day (I didn't see the ground until we passed over I-78) and I read somewhere that in those situations, the automatic pilot lands the plane.

[Edited 2005-04-27 00:00:33]

User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1558 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

Back in 2001, BRU-JFK on a SN A330. Not a single turbulence during the whole flight, wonderful  Smile


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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

I would have to say British Airways 4 flights all very gentle landings. I have only taken 4 flights with British Airways but they stick in the mind.


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25 Freedomtofly : Actually last friday (4/22), we made an absolutely beautiful landing at SFO from IAD on a UA 757. Kudos to the captain for that one. ~Aaron
26 RCS763AV : Avianca MD-83 in CTG (Cartagena, Colombia) we were coming from BOG and I fell into a shallow sleep, I was only waken up by the FAs announcement of arr
27 USAFHummer : Two...a US A330 landing in PIT, which was doubly impressive cause on takeoff that thing shook and rattled like no other takeoff I had experienced, so
28 777ER : Last year while flying AKL-WLG with NZ (B733), it was that smooth that I didn't even noticed that we had touched down, intill the brakes were on.
29 Post contains images Palladium : EVA AIR B747-400 TPE - SEA Summer 2004, it was smooth and perfect.
30 Sanjet : Flew on a KLM 747-400 flight from Amsterdam to Mumbai. Softest landing I've ever felt, didnt actually realised we touched down until the reverse thrus
31 BAViscount : Just last Friday on a Flybe BAe146 from GCI to LGW - we literally kissed that runway with great tenderness at LGW!! I was flying with a friend/colleag
32 ZKSUJ : Either on an NZ 733 2 years back on WLG-AKL, or in the Piper Cherokee.
33 Babybus : It was a Dan-Air B733 on a misty dawn arrival at LGW from Izmir. The capt said it was going to be smooth and it was. Didn't feel a thing, not even the
34 Burnsie28 : NW DEN-MEM, A320 back in September, didnt even know we landed.
35 ZKSUJ : On an NZ 733 landing at AKL from WLG, no noticing of the touchdown. Also a few in the Piper Cherokee were very smooth
36 Fubar37 : Flying into Loreto, Baja California. It was night time and looking out the window all you could see was blackness. I knew we were getting close to the
37 Andz : I have had a couple of landings into LHR and JNB on SAA 744s where there was no indication at all of touchdown, absolute "greasers" enhanced by the la
38 57AZ : I've had so many smooth landings that one does not stand out against the others. That said, in certain conditions a smooth landing is not always a saf
39 PMN : Two come to mind for me. British Midland A321 landing at AGP in 1999. Couldn't feel a thing as we touched the runway. BA 777-200 landing at LHR earlie
40 Jumppilot : Best: Delta 767 San Juan to Miami couldn't even feel it! Worst: Good ol' SWA 737-200 about 5 years ago in Phoenix to Kansas City during a thunderstorm
41 Pilotaydin : back in the 90s, Salt Lake city, Delta 727, i didnt feel a damn thing.....
42 AirxLiban : I have had exceptionally smooth landings on every single MEA flight that I have been on (and I have been on many). Brilliant. By contrast, 3 of the 4
43 ValkyrieRamp : Saab 340b going into DAY. The pilot looked like she was about 12 but it was hard to tell when flight ended and the rolling began. Conversly the flight
44 Wunala : Last year, QFSYDPER. Me and the other half were talking away, and didnt even notice that we were taxiing to the terminal. We thought we were still dec
45 Post contains links and images CV990 : Hi! The most smooth landing I had was on my way from STL to LHR. We started flying from STL to PHL on USExpress, it was the last time I saw TWA alive
46 ANITIX87 : FbgDavidson - You really like sparking things don't you? HAHA, j/k...first that picture from the magazine cover and now this classic video? My smoothe
47 Airlinerfreak : I was on an AA 777 from LAX-DFW on October 8, 2004 on flight 2446 and I could not feel anything at all, it was immaculate.
48 GlobeTrekker : KLM 747-400 in CUR 2 months ago. I was busy filming the landing and started wondering when we were actually going to hit the ground when I saw the spo
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