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Old 26th May 2010, 12:53   #17 (permalink)
galaxy flyer
Join Date: Dec 2002
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In an large jet transport, going "a bit low on glide slope" is a great way to rip off the gear of an airplane with high "eye-towheel" height. It has happened many times, read the TC TSB report on the Fox Harbor write-off of a GLEX.

The correct answer is to be stabilized on a 3 degree glide, configured, with power at a appropriate setting, on speed and crossing the threshold at about 50 feet. Thinking ahead and planning the arrival to get to that point at about 1000 feet AGL is the only "trick" and it isn't hard, IF trained right and apply proper discipline to the task.

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