B727-100 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3486 times:
The one I did myself the day before yesterday on the F100... couldn't feel anything...
usually I experience the smoothest landings (as a passenger) on the BAE146 and the worst on the CRJ...
LH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3454 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
Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3434 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.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
TomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3423 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!
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3360 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
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3209 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!!!.
Edoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3201 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...
Brooklyn787 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3194 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.