Re: Question: Vertical speed on landing?

Date:         18 Mar 97 03:14:52 
From: (brian whatcott)
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In article <airliners.1997.682@ohare.Chicago.COM>, says...
>As the FAR's show, the vertical decent rate limit is governed
>by max landing weight.  The 12 fps is taken as an ultimate (failure)
>condition, and 10fps is limit (i.e. yielding).  I don't know
>if gear is actually _tested_ to 12, I think only to 10.
>(I've seen the drop test videos - what an explosive event!)
>BTW, that [limit] rate applies to all jet transport airplanes.

...make it " that limit vertical rate applies to ALL powered airplanes"
 - a case where heavy transports have to meet loads as high as light aircraft.

brian whatcott <>
Altus OK