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Old 24th May 2010, 12:50   #9 (permalink)
capt. solipsist
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: pre-dep area
Posts: 164
I beg to disagree with your classification "of jets being difficult to handle during approach". As a matter of fact, ANY TASK is difficult if you don't know what you're doing.

The entire manual suite tells you how to fly the thing, and with PROPER training, anybody can do it WITHOUT AN INORDINATE AMOUNTOF DIFFICULTY.

The problem is when the pilot is knowledge-challenged (no matter how many hours he's got) and wasn't properly trained.

What's difficult with adding at least 7 miles to your usual distance=altitude x 3 for speed dissipation from 300kts? Fly the attitude approx 2-2.5 degrees with thrust equal to gross weight plus 5% as your final N1 on calm winds at Flap 30?
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