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User currently offlineAA7771stClass From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 296 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

Can somebody please tell me what the average/normal landing speed is for regional jets (say CRJ-700, ERJ-135/145) vs. the bigger jets (say 777/747)? Thanks in advance...

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User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Your question is a little like asking how high is up? The basic approach speed for any transport category aircraft (and most other aircraft as well) is 1.3 times the stall speed in the approach configuration - gear down and landing flaps. To answer your question you really have to state a weight. For example, the two aircraft that I fly have ref speeds from 115 knots to 130 knots and 120 knots to 140 knots depending upon aircraft weight. On top of this, many pilots like to fly the aircraft a little faster than ref on final, say by 5 to 10 knots dependidng upon the weather and wind conditions.


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

Final approach speed for RJ's are in the 120 range... heavy DC-10's and 747's are around the lower 150's or so.

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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

A light 777-200 will have a Vref of 125 or so. We fly at Vref+5. A heavy 777-300 will have a Vref of 150 or so.

User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

My dad says he puts the 777 down at or near 145-155 depending on winds and how heavy the plane is. But he said there have been times when he has put the plane down closer to 135 with a pretty high pitch.

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