Date: 20 Nov 98 02:30:31 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (MCL757) Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com References: 1
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>The result is that the landing speed on a modern commercial jet is so >high that an off-field landing is virtually impossible without >destroying the aircraft. Figure the stall speed on an airliner(Vso) to be around 100kts depending on the weight of the aircraft. Landing speed is called Vref and =Vso x 1.3, and depending on the airline policy you fly the approach at Vref+5, so landing speeds average around 135kts plus the current wind and half of the gust. So if your stall speed at a given weight is 100kts and there is 5kts of wind gusting to 9kts, your landing speed will be 142kts. That's pretty fast to attempt an off field landing, and airplanes break real easy... Matt in Seattle, Student Pilot... My Unofficial Alaska Airlines Mailing List is at AlaskaAirlines@onelist.com ----Fly Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and Continental Airlines!!!