When you’re told to maintain best forward speed it means someone is coming in behind you, FAST! You need to pull everything in and go as fast as you can, then drop your gear, flaps, spoilers, etc. at the last possible moment.
Not really Sean, when this is said below for example 2000 feet and slats/flaps and gear are out forgot it. The traffic behind that is coming in way to fast can get a go around. No need for traffic that is perfectly stablized as the rules in the air say the faster traffic behind has to adjust.
I generally land in “Normal”. My tanks contains 56788kg of fuel, I have got 179 pax which represents 13813kg. My total cargo weight is 8142kg. My GW is 78743kg.
1kg = 2.20462262lbs
So 2.20462262 x 78743 = 173 598 lbs
I can’t see 173598 in your table Laurens…
I always land in Conf Full (ie. Flaps 30°) at 167kts + Trim 20°.
I generally don’t have any problem to land, to turn (ie. I still have lift)…Etc. I find that I am at a good speed.
I take-off around Vr = 150kts with thrust at 90-95% (flaps 15). I try to not cross N1 100% for engine performance. My average CRZ ALT is 12 000ft (FL120). I enter 250kts (245kts when there is tailwind) in the SPD window, to not exceed 250kts below FL100. I retract flaps 15° at 230kts. I maintain 250kts - Flaps 5° till FL100. I then accelerate to 320kts after FL100 and climb towards FL120
During landing, I ask ATC to clear me to descend at 3000ft. When I request to descend, I enter 240kts in my SPD window (to not cross 250kts below FL100). I then trim my plane at 60-70 and descend at VS -1500ft/min till 3000ft. At 240kts, I extend flaps to 5°.
Finally, when at 3000ft (I always try to look at the carts to figure out at which altitude I should intercept LOC and GS), I reduce directly to 167kts - Flaps 30°.
When I intercept ILS, I descend at VS - 700ft/min (sometimes -800ft/min).
I am always surprised when ATC asks to me maintain another speed (few days ago, ATC requested me to accelerate at 260kts at 3000ft!)
Please help! :smile:
I really want to listen to ATC and follow their requests.
Which controller asked you to do it? Approach? Maybe he missed your altitude😀😀 if you go that fast at 3000ft soon you’ll have more violation then XP. If you are flying by charts and following SID/STAR then you fly with professionals in advanced server.
@Swang007…your example has me in stitches here(falling off chair)…amazing discription…but i think @Aernout has a valid point…and why mess with landing controls(gear + flaps + throttles)…so speedy gonzales behind you can have a perfect landing,whilst you risk over-shooting and ballooning and screwing up a good approach. I’m not laughing at you,i just think my mind is very animated in trying to picture all this…but i get where you’re coming from…hehe