Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4142 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 25772 times:
Hmmm i don't think it was that hard. Where i sometimes spot at Gatwick, you get a clear view down the runway, and a lot of aircraft really thump into the runway and bounce all over the place. The thing i find somewhat strange is that the based carriers at Gatwick usually have the smoothest landings and its the non-based carriers that will have the more 'eventful' landings, something i noticed at Heathrow and Los Angeles as well.
Worldjet777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 25014 times:
You all have obviously never flown Hainan Airways! Their landings were some of the hardest I have ever felt- It was a lot of fun but also made one think about the "location of the nearest exit"
Bx737 From Ireland, joined Sep 2001, 725 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 24632 times:
Landing didn't seem to be too bad, well the second one was better Regarding reverse thrust, a lot of airlines are not using reverse thrust nowadays. How much fuel is used and could a lack of reverse thrust save on fuel bills?
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 49
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 24401 times:
I have done much worse than that myself. The 763 can really bite you on landing if you get the flare wrong. I always found it a difficult aircraft to land, especially if I'd been flying the 757 all week!
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
Qantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1384 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 23115 times:
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3): I guess he had enough runway. You don't not always need to use TR's... Today's braking systems offer enough stopping power.
T/R has nothing to do with stopping distance, because if the pilot uses autobreaks 2 and then also uses T/R the brakes will automatically use less force, because of the T/R.
By the way, all the breaking distance tables now a days, with the numbers displayed dont even include the use of T/R, so using T/R and autobreaks wont stop the pane faster, but only wear the breaks off more.'
And the plane did seem to have a pretty big Cross/head wind, so this is another factor not to use T/R