Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Western USA
I just did a power to idle descent from 72NM out to land without adding power in a DC-8 last May (a demo to prove a point). Certainly doable if one is familiar with one's particular aircraft and energy management.
Idle descents are quite normal and easy if ATC does not interfere.
I guess idle thrust and no thrust makes quite some difference..
By the way,did your airline pick up on your point proving unstabilised approach?
We have guidance from Boeing regarding how to fly it and company guidance.
Nick,would you be so kind and share such guidance with us?