So I travel to SD, and both on my way there and back AA pilots ryanair the landings. Is this part of their operation now? We are landing on 10000 ft runways, there should not be a reason that pilots land hard. Any explanations?
A321 and B737/CFM56
What was the weather?
I’m getting tired of the term “Ryanair landing” but whatever.
You were just unlucky to experience 2 hard landings on the same airline.
- It could have been windy
- There could have been traffic on short final
- The pilots wanted to avoid a go around
- They could have touched down on the runway late
- And much more…
The A321 should not have problems. However, any 737 past the 200 actually can not really be landed smoothly. They are built so that the weight distribution is very dis balanced. It is very hard to land them smoothly.
Had it rained or snowed earlier?
I guess I am poisoned my @Swiss.
Well the 737 in general is difficult to land “smoothly.” In fact a “firm landing” is more recommended. Also I flew with American, and I can kind of agree with you, although it was windy during the landings.
No. The weather is above 0 degrees and clear sky.
Exactly, its what happened with any 737 past the 200.
Do you know what the weather was an hour ago? The runway could be wet…
Clear sky with temp at 10 degrees.
That’s interesting to here about twice. Tbh it may just be a coincidence that had a bunch of small factors tied into it
Clear skies don’t determine how windy it is. There could be no clouds in the sky and 30 knot winds, it depends on the atmospheric pressure differentials.
probably, but even A321 does that too.
Celsius or Fahrenheit? At 10 F there could be an ice concern…
wind calm with DA around 1500 ft or lower.