What Would You Call A Smooth Landing

I have over 7000 landings and only a small percent of them are butter. I keep working on landings, (maybe it is the device I use a moto Z4). But for me (and I do use trim), a good landing is: nose up, and not sinking into the runway. The most consistently successful landings I have is with the X Cub. I do all my landings manually. I keep working on it though…

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Well I call a smooth landing a landing that was smooth I guess …

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Planes with a single wheal thing like the 737 of the a320, I’ll be a little nice to them because the landings don’t always look that good. Planes with multiple wheels like the 777 or the 757, I’ll consider a good landing of -200 fpm or less.

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Ryanair’s wet dream.

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Under 160 is okay, between 110 and 100 is smooth, 100 and 90 is great, 90 to 60 is amazing, 60 and below is butter.

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My landings are usually under -180 fpm.

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I set my standards high lol

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Best answer here

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Under -400 is acceptable.
Below -200 is smooth.
Anything less than -100 is butter.

As for difficulty, I’d say the A350 is the easiest to land smoothly. The CRJs and of course the 717 are extremely difficult to butter.

Here’s a tip after experimenting with multiple aircraft though, do not pull back the thrust to idle or flare too much before reaching 30ft, because you will end up losing too much speed and what could have been a perfect landing will almost certainly end up being hard.

I remember I buttered a 777 at like -39 or something. I was so proud of myself

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737- prob around -200 to -0
757- this one’s a doozy. -300 to -0 (for me it’s easy to butter)
A320/319/321- probably around -250 to -0
CRJ fam- for me, around -500 to -0
Boeing 717- -16372831 to -0

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Same, thought I was the only one who gets like 50-100 everytime😂 then one day I’ll just slam it and get like a -190 then get mad

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Ya the 757 is pretty easy to butter I just did a flight with it and got -86.02 on the FPM!

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One that you can walk away from unharmed 😄

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Found the fighter pilot 🤪👍

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*Singapore Airlines joins the chat

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I agree. The 717 is an absolute nightmare to land.

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