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Old 27th Mar 2014, 19:36
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Question After an excellent landing etc

I have seen this phrase so many times here on PPRuNe but what does it mean?

What is the origin?
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Old 27th Mar 2014, 23:06
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It generally means at least you were able to limp away from it
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Old 28th Mar 2014, 09:03
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It is an expression used mainly by the general public who judge a landing by its smoothness. What they generally fail to understand is that in wet weather for example, "smooth" is bad and "rough" (i.e. positive) is good.
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A good landing is one you can walk away from
An excellent landing is one in which the aircraft can be used again

... or words to that effect
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Thank you.

How come pilots started to use it? When? I see it quite often.
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SSK quotes the version I know.

I imagine it started as bar humour sometime in the last 110 years as many of the best quotes and stories do...!

One can imagine the pioneers at Brooklands coming up with that one over a few snifters after a hard day amidst the splinters of their aeronautical creations.

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I flew once with Wizzair from Luton to Lithuania and when the plane landed most of the passengers applauded!!

First time I ever witnessed this but then if they had paid 30 for their flight like I had maybe they were expecting a different outcome!
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Perhaps this thread should be dedicated to Lion Air :-)

http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/5...other-one.html
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treadigraph: your post reminded me of the Old Pilot's Song from WW1:

Old pilots song.

I remember a film where lines 2 and 4 were substituted with

"Take the piston rods out of my spleen"

and

"And rebuild my flying* machine"


* I am being polite, the actual word they sang also began with an f and ended with ing
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