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User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 752 times:

I was spotting aircraft from a friends house which is in the 'approach funnel' of the local airport.

I noticed that aircraft like the A320 or A300 descend towards the runway pretty much in a level attitude, and the descent is always constant.

But the 737-200's of Alliance Air seemed to literally dive onto the rwy at the last minute, and then pull up the nose just over the rwy. And i saw this happen again and again?

Any pilots here can enlighten me on this? Do all 737's do the same? What is the correct approach you follow while landing.

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User currently offlineLordOfTheFlys From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 692 times:

Sounds to me like the pilots are trying to scare the passengers again. I hate it when they do that  

User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 682 times:

737-300 and -400 are really the only type we get here along with the A320. To me they seem to make a steady approach that's constant. Once I did see a Qantas coming in alot higher than usual and he veered right off the approach and then turned back in onto the approach probably to gain some ground to lose altitude.

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