william From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1204 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11056 times:
Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 7): Simply impressive to see how fast planes can stop when they really want to and max breaking is used.
Does anyone know how much of the 4,000 ft runway was used up here/how much was left when the plane stopped?
How far pass the threshold did it touch down?
Fly enough, and one will experience a landing like that. I know I have. I was on a TWA 727 into Houston Hobby and we landed on 12R and was stopped and turning on taxiway K, about halfway down a 7602 ft runway, impressive.
rcair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1100 posts, RR: 29 Reply 10, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10973 times:
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Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 7): Does anyone know how much of the 4,000 ft runway was used up here/how much was left when the plane stopped?
I don't know this - but I do recall reading in the book "Loud and Clear" that they demonstrated ground rolls in the 1000 ft range during development. The 727 had nose gear brakes - largely deactivated later because they were not needed. I believe they demonstrated 700ft-ish landing rolls during testing.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23180 posts, RR: 23 Reply 12, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10728 times:
After AC retired the last of their DC-9-32s in 2002 they donated one to the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa. It landed on the 3,300 ft. runway at Rockliffe Airport (YRO) near the city center where the museum is located. Used about 2,000 ft. of runway.
il75 From Argentina, joined May 2001, 261 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8586 times:
Nice video, impressive landing!
A question a bit OT: Both the 727 and the South African 747 have the landing gear down while performing low bypasses/ flyovers. Why that if they never intended to land? Is it precautionary? Is it to brake the plane? I just wonder.
aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8522 posts, RR: 46 Reply 20, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7268 times:
While we're at it, here's a video from Germany, courtesy of some pretty bloody skilled Russian pilots: AN-22 landing in Speyer Years ago, I had the chance to go inside that aircraft - it is every bit as massive as it looks in the video.
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mtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2283 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3770 times:
Quoting btfarrwm (Reply 22): Here's another impressive landing. Evergreen flew this 747-100 to McMinnville, OR and it now sits on top of their waterpark with waterslides. The runway is ~5420' long and 150' wide.
And they sure 'wasted' a lot of runway on this landing it looks like.
AlaskanJohn From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 2 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3754 times:
Th FedEx 727 landed literally right on the numbers! After a small bounce, he was down and at taxi speed in what I estimate was about 2800 ft. The bird was so light that, prior to the first of two planned practice approaches the captain advised when asked by ATC that he would check his fuel after the first pass and then decide whether to do the planned second practice approach or just do the full stop landing. To the delight of the spectators, he did the second pass before coming around for the very exciting landing! While being towed to parking, the captain joked with ATC that this was not his typical airline landing, to which ATC replied that it looked pretty good to all of us! Local television stations' news report there were three fly-bys before landing. That is not true.
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25 AlaskanJohn: Another interesting back story to this flight: N492FE is named "Two Bears." FedEx Express has a tradition of christening each of its jets with the nam
26 71Zulu: The news said something about a second 727 going to a school in Fairbanks, anybody got the info?
27 braniff722: It kills me to see the 727 story coming to an end! Without a doubt, one of Boeing's greatest design and plane ever built! Honestly, in the 21st centur
28 PITrules: Video of the Meigs Field landing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=NV4tgjSPgks
29 AA737-823: Back on topic, lol: Keep in mind, it was utterly empty. Not really. As a passenger, you're ~never~ going to experience a landing like a completely emp
30 CitationJet: Another good video of the Merrill Field landing, with ATC communication: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06RGK89pyNU
31 rcair1: I just finished reading the book "Loud and Clear" (Serling) which discussed demonstrated 1000 ft ground rolls. The 700ish comes from the web as a sup
32 airbuster: Hey I landed a Fokker 70 fully loaded on 27L at heathrow and got off at S4, that's about 3000 ft. So I'm sure the 727 being empty can get down and sto
33 71Zulu: AS used to fly the 737-200 in revenue service to Dutch Harbor, and that runway was only 3,900 feet, don't think they ever flew the 727-100 there but i
34 PITrules: DC-8 takeoff after landing at the wrong (3,200') airfield at Da Nang http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bvK6enoQDg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mId1WK6
35 Viscount724: I think the runway was longer than 3,200 feet. That number is mentioned in some sources re that incident but other sources refer to something between
36 PITrules: Thanks; I was just going off of the commentary in the video. Pretty impressive takeoff nonetheless.