Date: 02 Sep 98 01:08:20 From: email@example.com (Mike Schmitt) References: 1 2
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>>plane -- despite every pilot's best effort to grease the landing -- >>will be descending at somewhere between zero and, say, 500 feet per >>second when it touches down ... spinning the tires up to ~150knots > >500 feet per second is nearly 300 knots. Yes, I think it's safe to say >Perhaps an extra zero snuck in there? "Per minute," the proofreader says, "per minute!" Signed, Typo-A-Second P.S. While an ideal target is 0fpm descent rate on touchdown, what's a nominal range that most aircraft experience?