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flyjumpseat

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Knuckleheads? Gather some facts before you post.

And that was a BEAUTIFUL landing. Crew greased it on with nose gear turned sideways.
 

viper548

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They said there was a FedEx plane departing about 5 min prior to them landing
 

Draginass

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flyjumpseat said:
Knuckleheads? Gather some facts before you post.

And that was a BEAUTIFUL landing. Crew greased it on with nose gear turned sideways.

Huh? The nose gear has nothing to do with a normal touchdown, which is on the main gear. Would have been a lot better to touchdown in the touchdown zone instead of 4000' down the runway, in the event braking problems.

Nevertheless, the Captain did a nice job of lowering the nose gear to the runway, maintaining directional control, and minimizing damage to the aircraft.
 

Flying Illini

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Notice they came to a stop right on the centerline. Touchdown was just left of centerline but he knew he would drift and he compensated for it like a pro!
 

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goofyleftwich said:
who are these knuckleheads? hope everything turns out okay
You mental midget
 

XShipRider

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Best quote from online article

flyjumpseat said:
Knuckleheads? Gather some facts before you post.

And that was a BEAUTIFUL landing. Crew greased it on with nose gear turned sideways.

You're absolutely right - Those two pilots should be bronzed and enshrined at
LAX.

Here's the dumbest quote from FoxNews.com article:

"The pilot finally brought the plane down, back wheels first. As he slowly lowered the nose gear, the stuck wheels erupted in smoke and flames, which quickly burned out." (emphasis added)

Have some of you pilots been landing nose-gear first?:rolleyes:
 
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EMB170Pilot

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XShipRider said:
You're absolutely right - Those two pilots should be bronzed and enshrined at
LAX.

Here's the dumbest quote from FoxNews.com article:

"The pilot finally brought the plane down, back wheels first. As he slowly lowered the nose gear, the stuck wheels erupted in smoke and flames, which quickly burned out." (emphasis added)

Have some of you pilots been landing nose-gear first?:rolleyes:

as a matter of fact yes and everyone else who is a cfi where their student pilots scared the sh!t out of them....flare.......flare.........FLARE!
 

FalconPilot69

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XShipRider said:
Have some of you pilots been landing nose-gear first?:rolleyes:


Only in a tail dragger :D
 

Wasted

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XShipRider said:
Have some of you pilots been landing nose-gear first?:rolleyes:

Hmmm...I did watch a 757 land nose gear first on DCA's Runway 1 a few months ago. They floated the flare and then decided they had to jam it on. Ouch.
 
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