Ryanair Flyout @EGSS
Hello and welcome to my second event. Today, with this event, I’m going to be promoting a, quite unpopular, idea. That being: Ryanair’s landings are not that bad! Why, you ask? Well, I’m going to try to explain in this topic.
I will be hosting a flyout in Ryanair’s biggest hub, London Stansted, on the 8th of July. This day will mark 35 years of Ryanair being in operation. We will take our Ryanair 737s, and land them all over Europe. Butter, or not butter, we will put the aircraft, safely, in the touchdown zone. If we can’t don that, we go around.
Date & Time: 081700ZJUL20 2020-07-08T17:00:00Z
Airport: London Stansted (STN/EGSS)
Server: Expert Server
Aircraft Type: Boeing B737-800
So, what’s up with the landings?
- As many of us know, Ryanair is a low-cost carrier. This plays a critical role in there landings. Firstly, they mainly flt to secondary airports, apposed to the major international airports occupied by the flag carriers. In these smaller airports, the runway is often slightly or greatly shorter. This means the pilot flying has less time to flare and let the plane float. If he/she floats to long, it could potentially cause a runway overrun, which usually isn’t the best thing to happen :)
- Due to the airline’s rapid expansion, new pilots are often needed. Ryanair takes on many low-hour pilots, as low as 250 hours - which I now sounds crazy to you Americans with your 1500hrs rule! Of course, a newer pilot is more likely to make a suttle mistake, that could possibly lead to a firm landing. Also, as a side note, notice how I use the word “firm”, instead of “hard” or “bad”? We’ll get to that shortly.
- The 25 minute turnaround. Ryanair, again being a low-cost carrier, has a very short turn around time of only 25 minutes. Although on Infinite Flight, to you, that might seem like ages, in reality, it’s not. This means the pilot might land firmly to make one of the first exits which might be closer to there desired stand. The sooner they touchdown, the sooner they can begin to decelerate to exit the runway. They don’t want to end up on the other side of the airport, or worse, have to go around causing a delay.
- The media - once people started to notice a trend, it became just that, a trend. This means that people only talk about “hard” landings in association with Ryanair. That only fuels the fire, and spreads the publicity.
- Ryanair operate only the B737-800. Typically, the larger widebody aircraft are easier to lanf smoothly. On the other hsnd, the 737 is notoriously hard to land smoothly. The aircraft was designed to be much shorter than it is todsy. This can cause firm landings because the Flight characteristics are slightly different to how the aircraft was designed.
So, what is this whole firm vs hard business then? Well, a hard landing is defined as a touxh down that exceeds 2.1g. That’s a lot. It’s 2.1 times your body weight produced on landing! Although you may think that super rough landing that happened on your last flight was hard, it probably wasn’t. Some of these might not even be hard landings - sorry for the 15 seconds of absolute classic YouTube animation and standard copyright free music lol it isn’t my video😂!
Am I saying that Ryanair doesn’t have hard landings? No, not at all. I’ve seen the videos on YouTube. I’ve been on Ryanair flights. But at the end of the day, what’s the title of this event? No airline will compromise safety over a bit of butter. In most cases, a firm landing is safer than a float. I understand many of us will disagree on this. But, just take a moment now, to think…
If you were a Ryanair pilot, you had 250 hours in a Piper Seneca, and you keep seeing all these comments like “I feel sorry for Ryanair landing gears lolol🤣”. What would you be thinking/feeling? Ryanair pilot’s shouldn’t have the reputation they have. I honestly feel sorry for all the “jokes” they must see.
Anyway, let’s get on with the event!
It’s Time To Choose A Gate
Reply Below with your requested stand number, and pick anyRyanair destination. All flights are Ryanair 737-800s. I have provided a list under this with all the Ryanair destinations from Stansted, according to there website. They are ordered by country (A-Z).
List Of Destinations From Stansted (Country A-Z)
Czech Republic 🇨🇿
- La Rochelle
- Tours Loire Valley
- Berlin Schönefeld
- Dusseldorf Weezed
- Frankfurt International
- Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden
- Milan Bergamo
- Milan Malpensa
- Rome Ciampino
- Venice M.Polo
- Oslo Torp
- Olsztyn - Mazury
- Warsaw Modlin
- Ponta Delgada
- Terceira Lajes
- Barcelona Girona
- Barcelona Reus
- Gran Canaria
- Murcia International
- Palma de Mallorca
- Tenerife South
- Göteborg Landvetter
- Stockholm Skavsta
- Stockholm Västerås
United Kingdom 🇬🇧
- Belfast International
NOTAM (Notice To Airmen)
It’s the expert server. Therefore, please follow all rules of the server. If you’re unfamiliar with the types of tules for the server, please, go look at the user guide :)
Remember, you never know where there might be an IFATC supervisor, or staff/moderator lurking in the shadows! I’m sure they will be armed with violations: so behave! IFATC is not planned or required, although it would be nice, Tyler 👀
Departure runway will be decided the day of the event. I do ask you use a SID on departure to maintain separation from others and keep it realistic. While you’re at it, why not make a ultrarealistic flight plan using Simbrief.com! In the days leading up to the event, I will make a group PM for us to communicate. In that PM, I will give further information. Do feel free to ask any questions! I’m also happy to try to answer any 737 questions!
🤔 anything else… 🤔, oh, of course, HAVE FUN!
Poll: do you prefer this idea of picking your destination? Or would you rather having a recommendation with your gate?
- I like picking my destination
- Nah, just give us recommendations with our gates