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leachus2002 First Officer

Hey Peeps,

I know this has been asked alot, but I am having problems landing my Airbus A319 below about 350-400ft/per min.

I am landing with full flaps with about 60% of aircraft weight. I am also landing at about 130knots but I am bang on the ILS.

Can anyone give me any pointers please?

Thanks
Leachus

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Make sure you flare with the power cut and full flaps at around 10-15 feet above the runway. Your FPM should increase to around 150 fpm for landing. When I land, I don't immediately touchdown where the glideslope stops on the runway because it normally means I have a hard landing. I normally pull up a bit to reduce the angle I hit the runway. This doesn't mean I glide the length of the runway, it just means I don't hit the runway hard Wink

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tomthetank Chief Captain

jolegg just about sums it up Thumbs Up!

The only bit I will add is,As you cross the threshold of the runway,cut power and start to flare.
It all depends on your landing weight as to what speed you land

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

May I add another comment? Airbus recommends to flare their aircrafts at the "Retard" call. That is 20 feet above the runway.

Wink

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Agus0404 wrote:

May I add another comment? Airbus recommends to flare their aircrafts at the "Retard" call. That is 20 feet above the runway.

Wink

Just make sure your Airbus addon has that callout, or you could be in for a hard landing Fear

Wink

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

That's why I said that the "Retard" call is given 20 feet above the runway.

Only my A340/A330 Pro addon has those callouts. But I did download other Airbus callouts which include the "Retard" callout but it doesn't work Confused Still, I always flare my Airbuses at 20 feet above the runway.

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Bindolaf Captain

Always nice when the plane calls you a retard Razz It's true too, the callout is not "re-TARD", it's "RE-tard" heh.

hinchypoop Guest

hey agus, i found a number of freeware gauges that give warnings of how high you are '50,40,30 etc'. i try to use them...just realised i didn't add it to the an148 panel though oops.

so yeah, when i get home later i could send you a link to one if you're interested?

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

I have some altitude callouts addons, but I'd like to check that link out.

Always nice when the plane calls you a retard It's true too, the callout is not "re-TARD", it's "RE-tard" heh.

There was a big discussion about this in another forum. The callout is "RE-tard" and not "re-TARD" as you said. Thus, the aircraft is not calling you a retard.
In the dictionary, there are other meanings for the word "retard"

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hinchypoop wrote:

hey agus, i found a number of freeware gauges that give warnings of how high you are '50,40,30 etc'. i try to use them...just realised i didn't add it to the an148 panel though oops.

so yeah, when i get home later i could send you a link to one if you're interested?

I would be interested in the link, if you could be so kind as to give it Smile

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Guest1 wrote:

hinchypoop wrote:

hey agus, i found a number of freeware gauges that give warnings of how high you are '50,40,30 etc'. i try to use them...just realised i didn't add it to the an148 panel though oops.

so yeah, when i get home later i could send you a link to one if you're interested?

I would be interested in the link, if you could be so kind as to give it Smile

See if these are suitable Arrow http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=&Name=&FileName=altitude_callout.zip&Author=&CatID=root

http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=&Name=&FileName=altitude_callout.zip&Author=&CatID=root

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