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Lee Warrington Guest

I am currently at FL18 in a Boeing 737-400 in the realistic panel i downloaded from AVsim. Crew are serving passengers drinks and hot food, the passengers are perfectly happy and loving the food (+5%) 49 people out of 86 are wearing the seatbelt and my planned arrival is in 46 mins. Passengers now joyful from alcohol lol. This is my 5th flight now am i have been promoted to C1 within two days with a total flying time of nearly 8 hours and 1000 points. All perfect flights each time wooo. Speak to u after landing. Very Happy

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

Nice one Lee although I think you mean FL180 unless your cruising at 1800Ft Wink

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Lee Warrington Guest

I forgot the zero lol. Landed now and it was good. How come a landing pitch of 3degrees and speed of 120kt and a descent rate of -400f/m is classed as a hard landing? Question

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Because -400 feet per minute is a fast descent rate for landing. It sounds as though your speed is a bit too low and you didn't flare enough (3 degrees - should be closer to 5). If you bring that up to 125kt and flare 10 feet above the runway then you should have a smoother landing. A smooth landing will be anything below -150 fpm

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Canyon (NoWorries) Captain

Lee Warrington wrote:

I forgot the zero lol. Landed now and it was good. How come a landing pitch of 3degrees and speed of 120kt and a descent rate of -400f/m is classed as a hard landing? Question

Most landing gear are rated up to 600 fpm at maximum landing weight...so 400 is getting close to that.

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