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Your Best/worst Landings  
User currently offlineLH492 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 208 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4002 times:

Hey,

I know this had been posted before but since new members join daily and a new experience could happen at every flight I would be interested to hear your stories.

For me, the best was on a United 777 while landing in SFO, I only knew we had landed due to the reverse thrust.
The worst was on a Lufthansa 747-400 in LAX, heavy crosswinds caused us to slam on the runway.

I am looking forward to your responses,
cheers  wave 


Carpe Diem, Seize The Day
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User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

I assume that you mean smooth vs. rough.

I have had a lot of smooth landings, I don't remember any one in particular.

The most frightening landing that I can recall was an MU 737-300 from PEK-LHW. I don't recall any problems on approach. Right when we hit the ground, we swerved hard to the right. Everyone screamed, but the pilot recovered. I still have no idea what happened. It was the only time that I have thought that I might not make it.

In one month, I will be flying SXM-SBH, which should be an interesting landing.

[Edited 2006-02-11 18:05:40]


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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

One of my roughest landings was on a CO EWR TLV (084) in Dec. 05
The plane which was a T7 slammed the ground so hard to the point where i felt sick to my stomach!


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Best landing...any of them where I survive in one piece. So far that's been all of them.

Worst landing...Delta 763ER from CVG to ATL in April of 98 on the day the tornadoes tore through Atlanta. After a long time in a holding pattern NW of ATL the pilot assured us we would make a few turns to avoid some storm cells and land soon. He lied! We never made a single turn until we were in final. The plane was rocking, dropping, creaking, moaning, and doing many other things and sounds I don't believe a plane should do. I would say about 1/2 of the passengers got sick and threw up. Luckily I was not one of them but that plane stunk to high heavens. Whatever the minimum decision height is for ATL is was used by us that day. You couldn't see the runway until the last second and we got hit by a downdraft so we slammed into the runway going very fast and took the whole length to bring that beast to a stop. The passengers gave the pilot a sitting ovation (seat belt sign still on mind you) and then proceeded to give their barf bags to the stewardesses.



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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

As a pilot or as passanger??

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineLH492 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 208 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Quote:
As a pilot or as passanger??



It does not matter, if you have any experiences as a pilot it would be great if you shared them.

Cheers  wave 



Carpe Diem, Seize The Day
User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

My worst landing was in CIA with Ryanair. We hit right at the beginning of the runway, and slammed so hard I almost hit my head. Most likely not going to fly FR anymore.
Best landing as a passenger was with C6 in PBI from YUL. I could barely feel us touch down. Same in YUL. This is one reason C6 is one of my favorite airlines. As a pilot, during my stage 1 checkride for the twin, I landed so smooth. I was so proud of myself. Also, third landing on my first solo.
Happy Flying!



From YVR
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

well, as a pilot, once I miscallculated and still wonder how come the gear didn't break.Rough 172 ....

And the best one was in a TZ 738 LGA-MDW.didn't even realize that we landed till I heard the reversers.

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

My best landing was on a Novair A320 at LPA some years ago. I barely noticed anything when we touched down.

The worst was on a Lufthansa B737-300 at GOT...


User currently offlineTurnit56N From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

Best: First time I landed a jet (Legacy). It felt great, and I'm sure that it was due 30% to beginner's luck, 60% to the very good coaching of the captain, 10% to my obviously biased perceptions, and 0% to any natural inborn talent.

Worst: Second time I landed a jet. Enough said.

The universe makes sure you don't stay cocky for long.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

The best was on a BA 737 at Gatwick. I didn't feel it land and the braking was as slow and gradual as car brakes. The captain said it was going to be like that before it happened.

The worst was a BD DC9 to Teesside. There were extremely strong crosswinds and he couldn't hold the wings steady. When we landed it looked like the wing tip was about to slam into the tarmac. Very nasty. In fact the whole flight was scary.


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