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Fri Sep 08, 2000 10:31 am

I was spotting aircraft from a friends house which is in the 'approach funnel' of the local airport.

I noticed that aircraft like the A320 or A300 descend towards the runway pretty much in a level attitude, and the descent is always constant.

But the 737-200's of Alliance Air seemed to literally dive onto the rwy at the last minute, and then pull up the nose just over the rwy. And i saw this happen again and again?

Any pilots here can enlighten me on this? Do all 737's do the same? What is the correct approach you follow while landing.
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RE: Landings

Fri Sep 08, 2000 12:31 pm

Sounds to me like the pilots are trying to scare the passengers again. I hate it when they do that  
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RE: Landings

Fri Sep 08, 2000 1:52 pm

737-300 and -400 are really the only type we get here along with the A320. To me they seem to make a steady approach that's constant. Once I did see a Qantas coming in alot higher than usual and he veered right off the approach and then turned back in onto the approach probably to gain some ground to lose altitude.