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User currently offlinecv990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (17 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 679 times:

In addition to the DC-10, the A340 has a center gear, and if you're riding on one, I suggest you pay attention at touchdown, because you seem to 'land'
three times: once while the outer main gear touches ground, followed by a second landing as the center main goes 'thud', followed by the nose gear -
which is short. Has anybody else noticed this? Must be frustrating for pilots wanting to make a good landing ..... they must do it three times in one go.

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User currently offlinedave From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2004, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (17 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 679 times:

this way you get three landings for the price of one.

User currently offlineVirgin Atlantic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (17 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 679 times:

Do you get to log all 3?

User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (17 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 679 times:

The use of the central gear depends on the weight of the plane. Sometimes it's used, sometimes not.

By the way, in the last 2, 3 days, this forum is getting many non Civil Aviation related posts. I don't learn nothing with those posts, just lose time and money while waiting to download they.

Mirage, Faro, Portugal
Luis Rosa

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