I’m wondering what’s the landing technique and speed for the a320 family? The b737 I really comfortable to land, but the a320 floats and the touchdown I hard.
Typical landing speed for an A320 is around 130kts to 140kts but again that depends on those following factors. As for landings in the mobile version, make sure your speed is consistent, check for weather conditions, check your altitude, and make sure you are at the right speed for each flap setting.
Hello! Veteran Infinite Flight A320 series pilot here (over 300 hours in the series over the course of 3 years).
The best way to land the A320 series is as follows:
As you approach the threshold, dip slightly below the glide slope and aim the FPV about 50 feet before of the landing marker.
Be very gentle on the controls as you approach. For best landings (regardless of aircraft) I recommend turning down your pitch and roll sensitivity in the controls settings.
The approach speed will vary from 125 knots (lightly loaded A318) to 155 knots (heavy A321). I can’t give you an exact number because many factors go into it, but that’s the ballpark. The closest thing to an estimate I can give you is that the FPV should be appropriately 5 degrees below the pitch indicator.
About 10-20 feet above the ground, initiate the flare - put throttles to idle and smoothly raise the nose as you approach the ground. It should be a fluid motion, not an abrupt raising of the nose.
Ideally you should touch down right on the marker, however if the runway is long there is no harm in going a little bit past it. It is common for this to happen in real life regardless of aircraft.
When you touch down, hold the nose up for as long as possible to take advantage of aerodynamic braking. When the nose wheel starts to fall, make sure it touches the runway gently, and doesn’t slam down hard.
Using full reverse thrust is not particularly common, especially with longer runways. I recommend using reverse thrust at around 70% until you reach 80 knots, at which point disengage reverse thrust and start manual braking.
Do NOT stop on the runway. Keep a consistent speed of around 30 knots until you reach a turn off point.
If you have any more questions about landing techniques or about anything regarding the Airbus A320 series in Infinite Flight, don’t hesitate to reply. I’d be happy to help.
What I do with the A320 my favorite:
- DME > 10 Nm
- FLAPS 1 : 190 kts
- FALPS 2 : 180 kts
- Preset ILS RWY
- DME 10 Nm / 3000 ft AGL
- APPR ON when GLIDE at level
- Enter ILS at 15°
- Automatic alignment
- DME 7 Nm / 2100 ft
- 180 kts → 160 kts
- DME 5 Nm / 1500 ft
- SPOILERS ARMED
- GEAR DOWN
- FLAPS 3 : 150 kts
- FLAPS F : 140 kts
- 135 kts
- DME 2 Nm / 600 ft
- APPR OFF (SPD remains on 135 kts) manual finale (optional)
- Adjust RUDDER to get lined
- Target TOUCHDOWN (the 2 big pads after the runway number)
- Last 300 ft
- 300 ft : APPROACHING MINIMUMS
- 200 ft : MINIMUMS
- SPD OFF (or A/P OFF)
- 100, 50, 40, 30, 20
- THROTTLE 0%
- RETARD, RETARD, 10
- When rear gear touch the SPOILERS (ARMED) auto expand
- Maintain nose to make a smooth landing
- RUDDER 0
- 80 kts → BRAKE (REVERSE OFF)
- 30 kts keep on going until exiting to taxiway
My recommendations for the A320 specifically (most works for the A319 as well):
Landing speed (before Flare (search the community for information on Flare)) is between 135-142kt depending on weight and wind conditions (speed and direction).
My favourite Trim setting: 15-20%
I usually lower the gear when reducing to the final approach speed (see above), usually between 8-4miles.
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