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Rossiya747
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Smoothest Landings?

Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:02 pm

My smoothest landing was on a flight from Vnukovo to Samarkand on Uzbekistan Airways on 757 UK-75703. It was a red-eye flight and I didn't notice we had landed until I felt that we slowed down. I give that pilot a 10/10.
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:05 pm

Are you asking what's the smoothes landing we've experienced? If so, it should probably be in the Travel, Polls & Preferences forum.
Nothing compares to taking off in an empty 757 with full thrust!
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:17 pm

oh sorry mods delete this
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:48 pm

Rossiya747 wrote:
oh sorry mods delete this

They should be able to move it over to the travel forum for you
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:52 pm

TheWorm123 wrote:
Rossiya747 wrote:
oh sorry mods delete this

They should be able to move it over to the travel forum for you

Yep, just hit the triangle "report post" button in the upper right corner of the post. That will get our attention.
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:01 am

A couple I can remember....
Northwest 747-200 from Hong Kong to Seattle....pilot greased it, not even any sort of bump. Just a descent to the runway and spoilers, reversers deploying. Everybody applauded.

CSA TU-154M from Prague to Zurich. Again the pilot performed a “greaser”. No bump, minimal reverse thrust. Just a descent and a gradual slowing to the turnoff to the taxiway.

There are plenty other smooth landings I can mention, but boy can I share some of the hardest landing stories!
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:07 am

CairnterriAIR wrote:
A couple I can remember....
Northwest 747-200 from Hong Kong to Seattle....pilot greased it, not even any sort of bump. Just a descent to the runway and spoilers, reversers deploying. Everybody applauded.

CSA TU-154M from Prague to Zurich. Again the pilot performed a “greaser”. No bump, minimal reverse thrust. Just a descent and a gradual slowing to the turnoff to the taxiway.

There are plenty other smooth landings I can mention, but boy can I share some of the hardest landing stories!


My hardest landing was on an American 777-300ER from LHR to JFK. At JFK there were heavy crosswinds and we dropped on the runway like a boulder.
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:15 am

That’s my favorite hard landing description
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:54 am

Every landing I've had with MEA has been nothing but smooth. I've never had a hard landing with them.
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:55 am

Without a doubt, this AF A321 landing back in 2015 is the smoothest landing I’ve ever experienced: https://youtu.be/Jwk-GDpYhHk
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:18 am

Smoothest one I ever had was a UA flight from LAX-DEN in 2012. It was a 752 and I don't think I even felt the wheels touch the ground. The FA on the intercom even commented on it right after.
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:44 am

The smoothest I'v ehad was a KL 77W from AMS to YVR last summer: hardly felt the wheels touch the runway.
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:14 am

fry530 wrote:
Smoothest one I ever had was a UA flight from LAX-DEN in 2012. It was a 752 and I don't think I even felt the wheels touch the ground. The FA on the intercom even commented on it right after.


Another 752!
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:21 am

My smoothest landing was coming back from Houston to Austin.... in a C172 flown by myself ;) .

Otherwise.... can’t recall. Most are about the same. Never really had a greaser in an airliner.
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:45 am

MH4, KUL-LHR one April in 2013. I was flying my only flight in F on November Foxtrot, the 100th A380 delivered.

The only time I realized we landed was when I heard the thrust reversers go off.
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:33 am

2001. Continental 737-300 landing in IAH. The only indication we touched down was the spoilers extending.
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:33 am

SIN-FRA on a LH 747-400
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:07 pm

Probably a Swiss 777 in Zürich last winter. Barely noticed the touchdown.

Hardest by far was a Go2Sky 737-400, flying for Czech Airlines. He didn't flare at all, possibly even crossed the threshold with a bit too much descend.

As a pilot, no clue at all. I do loads of smooth landings all the time. Usually much smoother in strong crosswinds.
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:07 pm

My smoothest 3 would probably be An LY B772 flying from TLV-EWR, an F9 A319 flying BOS-MKE, an an AC A333 flying from TLV-YUL.
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:48 pm

A LX RJ100 from GVA to LHR. ..just kissed tarmac. ..even complimented the Captain who was standing in the dooray as we exited. He seemed quite surprised by my remark!

Worst was a BA A320 LHR -LIS. Foggy conditions so pilot said we'd be making an automated landing. But we slammed into the ground. ...make your fillings drop out...that was followed by a pause then a very dry comment from the flight deck apologising for the hard landing and suggesting that perhaps computers can't do everything better than a person..which made everyone laugh.
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:18 pm

Airlines of Carriacou BN Islander at GND.
Diddy aircraft, long runway, smoother than a baby's behind.
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:16 am

n729pa wrote:
A LX RJ100 from GVA to LHR. ..just kissed tarmac. ..even complimented the Captain who was standing in the dooray as we exited. He seemed quite surprised by my remark!
Maybe the FO made the landing?
 
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Re: Smoothest Landings?

Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:56 am

The best I experienced in over 3000 flights was an A319 into MUC. I went to the flight deck and asked to shake the hand of whoever pulled that one off and the pilots looked at each other awkwardly and replied that it was actually an autoland. Until that point I thought autoland was only ever capable of absolutely slamming it in.

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