|Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):|
AF operates the A-380 on such a short flight is for pilots to gain experience in the type, right?
|Quoting babybus (Reply 2):|
You'd think it would drift down on top of a cushion of air under those giant wings.
|Quoting BA6590 (Reply 3):|
I was always told that the larger the aircraft the softer the landing, something to do with an increase in ground effect in larger aircraft
|Quoting Max Q (Reply 8):|
Well, just as a personal observation I notice the A380 shares the same forward trailing gear bogie as the 767.
This is rather an unforgiving design, especially if you are not completely lined up on touch down (landing with some sideways drift)
|Quoting kimberlyrj (Reply 10):|
I have always noticed this on the Boeing 767 type and when I asked pilots they blamed it on gear position and also pointed out that a ‘smooth’ landing is often not a good one.
A landing is more about getting the aircraft down at the right point of the runway not making it smooth for the pax (and floating down the runway and having to over brake).