STEINWAY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2532 times:
I have just seen a video of a test pilot in a simulator landing a 340 with engine #1 shut down. The pilot clearly did not touch down land on the center line. Is this part of the procedure?
When would you deliberately not land on the center line?
(for example, I read that a Virgin 340 landed on the right side of the runway because of a retracted left main gear. Thus anticipating left deviation when the engines hit the runway.)
B737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 891 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
When the runway has center lighting. The lights are slightly above the ground and hitting them at 130 knots makes a popping sound and you can actually feel each one. For passengers pleasure you should avoid these.
Mac From United States of America, joined May 2001, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2443 times:
In my basic flying days a thousand years ago, we were always urged by our instructors to hit the center line dead on. I suppose they urged us to do that to increase are precise landing abilities. It became an art of one upsmanship in attempting to do this maneuver.
To this day, at Lindbergh Field, San Diego, the commercials take off and come in right smack on the center line.