EGLC Glide slope

The glide slope at city airport is the MAIN reason planes like the 737-8-900 don’t go there even though they are small enough
This is because the glide slope is 5 degrees compared to a maximum of 4 on the aircraft. The reason for that is all the buildings in the way.
So if anyone of you wonder why there is no 737s or a320s that’s why.

3 Likes

5.5 :)

That depends on weight. A 37 tonne 737 can land, but a MLW one the runway is too short.

1 Like

My charts say 5 degrees

1 Like

http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/eadbasic/pamslight-867C10B3465F16CE084C2AB672F96710/7FE5QZZF3FXUS/EN/Charts/AD/AIRAC/EG_AD_2_EGLC_8-1_en_2016-03-31.pdf

They actually used to be 7 degrees! It’s the 2nd steepest glideslope in the world.

1 Like

And they can lift little to none payload if fueled.

4 Likes

There are A318s, I think a 737-600 can probably land on the runway if it is certified for the steep approach.

What’s the first?

This topic was automatically closed 90 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.