Date: 24 May 99 01:52:04 From: D_A_Ling <DALingfortythree@hotmail.com> Organization: I'm disorganized References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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Mark Rogers wrote: > There is really only one method in a swept wing jet. The aircraft is > crabbed into the wind until the flare. At that point, the nose is pointed > straight down the runway with rudder, and the unwind wing is slightly > lowered to stop the drift associated with the rudder input. Essentially, > it's the "slip" method, just applied once the aircraft has entered the > flare. Note to those who read this - he made it sound EASY. IT AIN'T. It's strictly a trained thing and it DOES take quite a bit to get used to it. The only missing thing is the reason that "big stuff" doesn't do it like little stuff - if a "large" aircraft did it the way light aircraft do it, the swept wingtip would drag the runway (not at all acceptable).