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Joeaksa Joeaksa is offline
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Originally posted by ted
Tell me then could a slip be one technique used to bleed off altitude inside the final approach fix? Is it a technique not practiced or perhaps not chosen by pilots of larger aircraft.

On a non-crosswind day I have seen large air carriers (DC-8 years ago for one) slip the plane 400 feet above the ground. Could it have been a correction based on his above glide path PAPI indication?

A good X-wind landing is impressive, would a slip on a calm wind day be considered the same? Or just a good save for poorly flown approach?

I've been at SAN Tower for 23 years, say hi to MG next time you drop in.
You can use a slip to lose altitude, its been done for years but usually not with the big birds. Keep an eye on the old taildraggers, the ones who do not have any flaps. They usually stay a bit high until the field is made then slip to about 10 or 20 feet then straighten out and land.

Problem with larger airplanes is that the people in the back do not like a slip and with the longer wings you have to worry about catching a wingtip doing things like that.

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Old 08-13-2005, 01:06 PM
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