Juventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3143 times:
I've flown in there four times. My first time, I went to idle thrust just before touchdown. We had a full load, and lots of cargo. I hit the RWY hard. My Captain said, " that wasn't a landing, it was an arrival". It takes a couple of flights to get use to it.
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3118 times:
Due to the thinner air, take-off thrust is reduced while required take-off speed is increased. This makes take-offs at full load (compared to sea level) not possible.
I was on a full flight leaving MEX to YVR .... this was in the mid-70's, on a DC-8-60 series ..... we took of with reduced fuel and had to refuel in Guadelajara, which is almost at sea level, approximately one hour flying time from MEX. After refueling, we made it to YVR nonstop without any problem.
Flyhoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
Operating into and out of MEX is much like any other high altitude airports; the thinner air has many impacts. For example, the same (as at a lower altitude) indicated airspeed results in a higher true airspeed (actually moving through the air at a faster rate), thus landing distances are longer.
As for a issue specific to MEX, the preferred MATEO arrival to runway 5R requires a lot of planning and IMHO is the single most difficult issue regarding MEX ops.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3016 times:
HMM.. This is all rather interesting guys. Thanks for responding. I was playing flightsim (i know this is not real) and landed at MEX. The aircraft was moving so fast, I thought something was wrong, forgetting for a moment, my altitute. I am looking forward to flying into MEX, seeing how my pilots handling the aircraft.