Date: 18 Jun 97 02:36:57 From: Peter Coe <email@example.com> Organization: Speaking for myself.org. Followups: 1 2 3
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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.