# What's the Maximum landing rate for any commercial airline?

And also what landing rate can judge your landing as smooth

2 Likes

Try to aim for less than 200 vs

3 Likes

For heavys i use that but small aircraft i use lessâ€¦but what about the maximum certified landing rates?

1 Like

That I donâ€™t know

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

1 Like

Isnâ€™t that very hard?

1 Like

I can tell you an American MD-83 landing at MCI comes in at about 170kt. Worst landing ever, would of rather been on Ryanair.

They also measure the landings on G-force. If your landing is above a certain level of Gs on touchdown, the engineers will need to carry out a heavy landing check.

From memory, on the A320, hitting at 1.6G or more may win you a cup of tea and biscuits with the engineers.
My friend got a roasting for pulling 1.9G during line training at Cyprus Airways - thankfully he improved fast and got away with it.

3 Likes

So whatâ€™s the best range for the Gâ€™s

They only measure in terms of G-Force for hard landings, the VS doesnâ€™t matter. The aircraft has to be inspected if the landing exceeds a certain amount of G-force.

As much as i understand you do you mean a VS ,of -100 can be a hard landing?

Was the hard touchdown needed? I would much rather having the aircraft down in the proper place than worrying about a 1.9G landing, itâ€™s not that bad in the grand scheme of things. I wouldnâ€™t roast him if he had a valid reason to do it, aircraft are built to take a certain amount of abuse.

â€¦But are the passengers?

This make me askâ€¦i do understand that when the runwayâ€™s wet they intentionally make hard landingsâ€¦but how hard is it?

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

1 Like

G-Force in this context is measured in terms of vertical deceleration by the aircraft on landing. If the landing gear has little give, a -100 ft/min VS can mean a landing with G-forces past manufacturer limits. If the vertical deceleration from 1.66 m/s (-100 ft/min) takes place in less than .085 seconds, then the landing G-force will be either at or above 2G with a deceleration rate of either at or above 19.612 m/s^2 (2G).

2G? Definitely, our bodies can take a massive amount of force. Our bodies might not like it, but it can do it if it has to.

Letâ€™s say weâ€™re landing at LCY, you have the option of taking a harder landing in the DZ, or floating further down and get a soft landing, which one would you take?

No, he was doing patterns at Larnaca during his first ever time flying the A320 and made a boo boo, simple as that.

They took him back for some time in the sim, he did a few hours with the instructors and passed with flying colours next time out.
Heâ€™s now at a middle eastern airline flying A330s and keeping out of trouble!

2 Likes

I can see it happening if he pulled the power back too early or panicking and pushing the nose down in flare. Thanks for the little tidbit, appreciate it. :)

1 Like

ofcourse every sane person will do this