Old 12th Jan 2012, 20:10
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galaxy flyer
 
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RRR and OK465

I'll let you two fight it out, but it seems to me with an RA below some value (50'?) the Airbus must go into a landing "law", else it never would land. Or is there an algorithm that looks at RA and pressure altitude for just this case and negates the erroneous RADALT? The TU B737 had an essentially 0' RA for sometime during the approach, sending the autothrottles in RETARD mode. I suspect the TU plane, if an Airbus, would have looked similar to Habesheim, no?

GF

PS: Just a dumbbell cable 'n fluids pilot, not too sure why we need to computer whizs to fly.
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