When I look at real airliners landing videos on YouTube I notice that pilots keep nose up for a real long time after touch down.
Now I tried to do that in IF but it’s really complicated (nose tend to quickly go down, too).
I also tried increasing thrust but this is not always a good idea since you risk touching down too far.
Do you have the same experience?
The best you can do for those aircraft is make sure your approach is spot on (speed, height through final) and go into reverse as soon as possible when touching down, holding the nose up. So when your mains touch down pull back all the way with your device.
Another way is touching the power up a bit at 10ft AGL. But don’t do it too much or float too long. This is more unrealistic to real life. Try all this in solo :)
I have found in the Airbus A320 family it helps to arm the spoilers after touchdown, i’m aware it is unrealistic but it works. Once you touch down apply reverse thrust gently and then arm the spoilers.
With a direct headwind you’ll find this a lot easier. If you get it right the extra drag means you dont need brakes or thrust reverse. You can slowly adjust the pitch with the elevator and bring it down nice and slow like in real life.
Holding the flare is tricky, I also found that once main gear came down, nose gear would quickly follow. But practice makes perfect, so just keep trying to hold the nose when you land and you’ll get it.
If you look at the horizontal stabilisers of an airliner on a real world landing, you’ll notice that the pilot will also try and hold the nose by pulling back.
This technique you are seeing is called aerodynamic braking. I learn it here at Embry-Riddle. The purpose is to reduce brake usage as much as possible before you no longer have the lift to keep the nose up. It just helps to preserve your carbon brakes. It is tricky to replicate in IF, because of the massive, possibly unrealistic, drag caused by your spoilers deploying.