Landing speeds

Date:         18 Jun 97 02:36:57 
From:         Peter Coe <>
Organization: Speaking for
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I was hanging out near SFO at the weekend, and had the opportunity to
watch a United 777 and a United 737 doing a parallel landing.  The
thing I found surprising was how much faster the 737 was going.
I would have said the 737 was at least 10% faster on the approach.

When I first saw them coming in, the 737 was a way behind, and
much higher, but by touch down the 737 was quite a way ahead,

So what's the deal?  Logic says the bigger they are, the harder
they fall, but apparently this isn't true with aircraft.