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Approach/Final Speeds

Tue Feb 11, 2003 11:38 am

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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RE: Approach/Final Speeds

Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:07 pm

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.

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RE: Approach/Final Speeds

Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:30 pm

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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RE: Approach/Final Speeds

Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:57 am

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.
 
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RE: Approach/Final Speeds

Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:46 am

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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