Date: 24 May 99 01:52:09 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2
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jsmeeker@NOSPAMPLEASE.airmail.net (Jeff Meeker) writes: > On 19 Apr 99 02:22:08 , Ken Ishiguro <email@example.com> wrote: > >I am accustomed to the crabbing method being used on airliners. > >However, I noticed that the 777's were using the sideslip method. Why > >is this method used on the 777's and no other types? (All the 777's I > >saw landing were UA- is it peculiar to UA training)? > Hmmmmm... Very surprising. unless there is something diferent about > the 777, I would think they would us the crab method as opposed to a > side slip (wing low). > The crab method is preferrable for an airliner becasue it is *much* > more comfortable to the passengers. Also, the wing low method could > cuase problems with long wings and engines mounted on the wing (like > the outboard engines on a 747) My understanding is that side slip (wing low) was routinely used until the advent of the 707, which brought the prospect of scraping an engine if landed wing-low. Airline pilots needed careful retraining to use sideslip. With modern twins like the 777, it might be that wing-low could make a comeback. In my previous job, part of my route to work went directly under an approach path to DTW; it was fascinating to watch the airliners facing one way, but traveling another. They definitely used sideslip. -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.