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Which Do You Like Better, Takeoffs Or Landings?  
User currently offlineN757AT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 450 times:

My vote is for Takeoffs. There is something about being
in a tube thrusting itself in the air.

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User currently offlineVegas456 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 404 times:

My vote is for landings. Its good to know that you are safely on the ground after being in the air for a while.

User currently offlineLubcha132 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 387 times:

i get too anxious for landings, so takeoffs

User currently offlineMirrodie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 375 times:
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careering down the runway to the point at which you rotate, butt sinking in to the seat, stomach muscles straining as you whisk up and away.....takeoff, anyday!

User currently offlineIhadapheo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 366 times:

Takeoffs for sure as N757AT almost said there is something to be said about thrusting your tube into the air


User currently offlineHepkat From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 348 times:

For me, neither. I especially hate the moments right after take-off when the aircraft makes those sharp turns to the left or right. Ugh...... Whenever I look down at the ground, it always looks as if I'm suspended in mid air, and free-falling towards the ground.

I remember a year ago I took a flight from CPH-VIE, and we had particularly bad weather. It was at night, and was so bad all you could see were dark grey clouds. Well, I was really groggy on lots of wine (it was really bumby and I just wanted to forget everything), and all I remember was we were coming in way too fast. I opened the window, and it was so surreal. You couldn't tell up from down, everything was grey with white diagonal needles coming straight at you. You had no idea where the ground was, and all I kept thinking was, crap, we're coming in too fast, too fast!!! I kept expecting to thump right into the ground and skid onto some highway. You could feel the heavy concentration from the cockpit, and at that moment I started planning my escape (just in case!) and wishing I had cleaned my apartment (nothing worse than dying and having your parents and friends find your apartment looking like a pig sty). That was not a fun flight.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 334 times:

Ah yes, the days of thrusting tubes into the air. Sigh. Those days have passed for me. Nowadays the tube has to be coaxed into the air and treated gently to increase altitude. But the landing is so nice. That first touch of the gear is still my favourite part.

 Innocent


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 332 times:

Landings!! Although both takeoffs and landings are great, its just the whole experience of a landing thats so great. Flying low, looking around outside, watching out the window as the plane soars over some airport grass and slowly and hopefully smoothly glides down to the runway. It's just great. I love take-offs too, but I think I'd prefer more landings. I sometimes try to book non-direct flight, so I have a stop over, not only because I love stop-overs, but also because I get two landings and two takeoffs  Big thumbs up.

take care,
FSPilot747


User currently offlineIronchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 327 times:

Both. Actually, I would have to agree with Vegas456 on the landing part. It is good to know that you are safely back on the ground after being in the air for a while.

User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 319 times:

All I care about is that the number of landings equals the number of takeoffs.

User currently offlineMpdesa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 317 times:

I enjoy them equally. I'm amazed everytime such a monster takes off and lands safely.

User currently offlineThomacf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 303 times:

I love the landings. All the engine power changes, watching the flaps and spoilers. Then when the planes touches down, hearing and feeling the brakes and reverse thrust.

User currently offlineMirrodie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 301 times:
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In retrospect, Airplay, that's the best kind of math in my book  Big thumbs up !

User currently offlineAirNewZealand From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 293 times:

Takeoff anyday, though i like it when you are on final approach and you get pushed into your seat again!!

Cheers
mikey


User currently offlineNotar520AC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 285 times:

I can't live without both- (literally), I like seeing the flaps and the acceleration during takeoff but the reverse thrust is cool during landing.

User currently offlineSUDDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 271 times:

Takeoffs, anytime, anywhere!

User currently offlineZbeeblebrox74 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 265 times:

Depends on what I'm doing in the plane. If I'm a passenger I definitely prefer the takeoff for excitement value.

If I'm PIC I vote difinitely the landing!! You get used to them, but there is definitely more skill involved in setting the bird down in one piece  Smile/happy/getting dizzy To give takeoffs the respect they deserve though, I'll admit there is something magical about reciting that phrase: 'V1......Rotate'  Big thumbs up

zb74


User currently offlineVS744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 259 times:

Takeoffs are so much better - hurtling down the runway gaining speed, going faster and faster and then seeing the ground getting further away.

Landings are depressing and nerve wracking - I always think the pilot is flying too fast/slow/high/low/using the flaps too soon etc.

Plus the fact landing is the end of the flight and is depressing because it means you have to wait for your next flight.