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  • Both landings are done when an airplane's nose is not in inline with the runway. How are these two different? when should one technique be preferred over other?

  • Is there a general vertical speed that pilots shoot for, or is it entirely by feel/trial-and-error?

  • These are calculations which I use to know when to descend and the Rate: Multiply the ALT of feet to lose by 3 and $Groundspeed\div2\times10$ will give you your required rate of descent for a 3° glid...

  • Piloting an aircraft, if skydivers cannot jump on a flight, what should I take care of when landing? Are there any special recommendations which should be taken into account?

  • What is the procedure for landing on an aircraft carrier? How is the checklist different from a regular landing?

  • I have heard it is very difficult for a pilot to land on a carrier deck. I have read this question but it didn't really give me a sense of the challenges that pilots face. This question lent me ...

  • All things equal, from a standard traffic pattern at a towered airport, is it safer to do a short approach when approved by tower, or a normal one? Assume a Cherokee, Cessna 172, or similar small trai...

  • How does a pilot determine the difference between a firm landing, and one that needs to be written up for a hard landing inspection in a Cessna 172S?

  • Considering that building runways is expensive and that they take up a lot of space, could you land a large commercial airliner on a circular runway, braking as you go around the curves?

  • Considering that airplanes are very noisy, could one routinely land them with the engines turned off, gliding onto the runway? Could the engines be started fast enough for an emergency situation?

  • Is there a difference between a balked landing and a go-around? If there is, what exactly is a balked landing?

  • I understand that tailwind is typically a good thing during your flight as it increases your ground speed and gets you to your destination faster. Despite that I get a feeling that pilots typically get very uncomfortable when there is a significant tailwind present during landing. Sadly, recent proof of this danger was in Aspen, Colorado accident Questions: Why are tailwinds bad during landing? Given "extra long" runway for extended rollout, are there any dangers with landing at a higher ground speed? How are tailwinds mitigated? Would ATC just switch the landing direction?

  • If the Malaysian plane went as slow as possible , could it have landed intact, then sank to the bottom? Thus , leaving virtually no evidence at top of water ?

  • I was reading this question and I want to know what this term means. land and hold short clearance

  • If an autobrake setting is chosen prior to touchdown, but after touchdown and nosewheel compression (i.e. after the autobrake has engaged) a different setting is required, is it safe to change the set...

  • What are the rules with regards to landing a float plane on a body of water? Can I land anywhere (non-emergency, obviously) that would also accommodate the take-off? If not, how do I determine which bodies of water would allow it and which would not?

  • My instructor always recommends that one should always keep an eye for a landing site in case of an emergency (and I agree with him). My question is if (God forbid) one has to land, in case of an emergency (non-fatal), on a road or in a large field, what happens next? Should the police be contacted? What about the traffic if it is a road? What if you land on someone's personal property? This question is only for general knowledge perspective. I sincerely hope that I never have to encounter this situation, but obviously have to be prepared. That is why aviation is still the safest modes

  • Is there a reason a pilot would takeoff downwind or land downwind? Is it legal to do this?

  • Is it legal for planes to takeoff and land in zero visibility? Is it safe?

  • If I own a helicopter and am appropriately rated, can I land the helicopter anywhere that isn't private property, and is a safe place to land (clear of obstructions, appropriate surface, etc.)? My qu...