landing

  1. Why would the Speedbrake be required for such a long time on approach?
  2. What are the particular challenges faced when landing at Bristol airport (UK)?

  3. Was it ever possible to land big commercial jets from the missed approach point during non-precision approach?

  4. Is right rudder always needed during go-around/touch and go with a Diamond DA-40?

  5. What is the speed and inclination angle of a commercial plane during descent?

  6. Why is landing not usually a continuous descent?

  7. What responsibility does a pilot have for people on the ground when making an emergency landing?
  8. Is it better to shut down the engine(s) or leave it (them) running when a gear up landing is imminent?

  9. Could a plane land on specialized vehicles if its landing gear failed?

  10. Can a fighter jet land on a modified airliner?

  11. When does an airliner switch from using the tiller to the rudder?

  12. Why isn't the arresting hook always used on land?

  13. How do most fighters slow down after landing?

  14. Can a blimp be dropped from the mesosphere and land intact? revised
  15. Qualification Requirement of Aircraft taxi and landing lights?

  16. How does aircraft weight affect landing distance?

  17. Why would an airport use crossing runways for takeoff and landings?
  18. Is there a minimum start altitude for autorotation landings?
  19. How do I calculate the landing distance in a landing chart with tailwind?
  20. Do aircraft automatically send a message to the ground if there is a catastrophic failure?

  21. Can a pilot still land if the tower gives confusing Information?

  22. If a plane lands vertically in a strong headwind, what will the pilot do to exit the runway?

  23. Is a pilot responsible for CTAF announcements in this scenario?

  24. Does the landing distance required for a wet runway needs to be within a certain range of the landing distance available?

  25. Why is Reverse thrust more effective at higher airspeeds?

  26. What is the average deviation from the PAPI glide slope at the threshold?
  27. Where can I find the main landing gear and MLG bay dimensions of an A350-900?
  28. What are ways to reduce drag and noise generated by the landing gear?
  29. Why do modern jetliners provide Thrust Reversers at all in their design decisions?

  30. Was a point system implemented to train pilots to land on aircraft carriers?

  31. Do seaplane have designated landing areas?

  32. Can we apply landing minimum with ALS when ALS is available with low intensity only?

  33. Can helicopters land in a poor visibility scenario?

  34. Why do landing gears smoke upon impact?
  35. How does thrust reversal work on a jet engine, and when should it be used?
  36. What is the purpose of the 787 engines extending on landing?

  37. Is this plane landing or departing?

  38. Why is the landing distance increased on grass runways?
  39. Can an aircraft be stalled at low altitude and safely land on water?

  40. Are there standard visual cues or other methods for flaring in a B737-800?

  41. Why do planes overfly Moffett Field before landing?
  42. What are the off-airfield rules for private helicopters in New Zealand?

  43. How do partial- and full flaps compare for gusty approaches?

  44. Why are these carrier aircraft landing with the canopy open?

  45. What design features or systems help to prevent a hard nose landing?

  46. If the speed of wind at ground is 200 kn, could an Airliner land vertically if it's course is opposite to the wind's direction?

  47. How does thrust reverser selection have a destabilising effect on the rudder and increase the lateral skidding tendency of the aircraft?

  48. When and how do I align with the runway during an offset ILS approach?
  49. How can I avoid floating during short-field landings?

  50. In the old days, why didn't aircraft use simpler systems to land on a Carrier?
  51. What are the effects of headwind strength on landing?

  52. Is it sensible to harness wind energy on an airplane?

  53. What is the physics of crosswind landings for large airplanes?

  54. How are arriving aircraft assigned to runways?

  55. At what distance beyond the aiming point is a landing considered a "Deep Landing"?
  56. Why do pilots cut the reverse thrust below 40 km/h?
  57. Why did my instructor recommend that I fly a Piper Seminole down to the runway rather than trying to flare it like a Cessna?

  58. What aircraft has the highest suggested landing speed?

  59. Is pumping the control column an acceptable technique during flare?

  60. How dangerous was this approach of a Dash8 Q400 really?
  61. What's the appropriate course of action if an airliner bounces 5-10 feet on touchdown?
  62. Why do planes always land on rear wheels instead of the nose wheels?
  63. How far back from the final approach fix can you intercept the glideslope?
  64. Is repeatedly pitching an aircraft up and down to help it lose its energy quicker a viable landing technique?

  65. Are these two aircraft too close to each other?
  66. What is the typical touchdown angle of a large airliner?

  67. Are evacuation slides meant to be used as safety boats?

  68. What is the typical touchdown vertical speed of a large airliner?
  69. Why is the IFE only available after take-off and shut off before landing?

  70. How do I make consistent landings from the (instrument-less) backseat?

  71. Do pilots land a helicopter sideways for improved visibility of the landing area?
  72. How do radio altimeter systems compensate for objects on the ground?

  73. What would the reason be for this helicopter maneuver?
  74. Why are there non-standard altitude callouts?

  75. What was the Vmca of the 2-engine 747 config the El Al 1862 crew faced, and could they have landed the plane at a corresponding Vref?

  76. Was the "Air Berlin" lap of honor over Düsseldorf problematic?
  77. What is the purpose exactly of a ‘Control Check’?
  78. What do the callouts "approaching minimums" and "minimums " mean?

  79. What is this "flap-like" thing on the back of the F-15?

  80. Is there a procedure for landing on an aircraft carrier when the tailhook fails to deploy?

  81. Which are the largest planes to have operated on an aircraft carrier?

  82. How does a large cargo plane like the C-130 Hercules take off and land in such a short distance?

  83. How do windshear warning systems work?

  84. How common are diversions to high-latitude airports for intercontinental flights?
  85. Do I use true or magnetic north in headwind component calculations?
  86. Could you land a large airplane on short circular runways?

  87. Why was the Boeing 377 "Stratocruiser" frequently landed nosewheel first on touchdown?
  88. How common is an airliner activating reverse while still in flight?
  89. Why does an aircraft not spin out of control right after touch-down?
  90. Is it standard procedure to unlatch the cockpit door before an emergency landing in a small aircraft?

  91. Was the Buran space shuttle capable of doing a go-around?

  92. How many planes do ATC controllers assist in taking off/landing each day?

  93. What can happen if a bird strikes the engine during landing?

  94. Can an airliner land safely using only propulsion control?

  95. Runway landing with a front skid instead of wheel - how does steering happen? (Dreamchaser)

  96. Can a normal PASSENGER pilot a plane with no training?
  97. What is the proper procedure after a bird strike in a single engine plane during takeoff?
  98. Why are bird strikes on approach or landing not as common as on takeoff?
  99. Should I have carb heat on for landing in a C152?
  100. Why would a commercial flight be landing with a tailwind?