DIMIFOX From Italy, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 15736 times:
I saw some pictures of aircraft landing on snow covered runways. How they can do that? How is possible to control the plane in such condition? What are the detailed procedures to make this kind of landings?
Ferdinand From Aruba, joined Dec 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 15663 times:
>Landing with a B747-200
Landing on wet or contaminated runways requires more
close control over approach speeds.
With a B747 you should accomplish touchdown on the
runway at 1.000 ft from the approach end of the runway. The airplane should be flown firmly onto the
runway at the aiming point. It's very important not to land long! The speedbrakes should be used immediately
after the main gear contacts the runway, because they
destroy lift, increase drag and, most important, increase
main gear loading. It's necessary to use thrust reversers at high power as soon as possible because
they are most effective at high speed.
And the last thing...remember the wise advice