Fixed Nozzle Slow Landing (SL)

The SL is used when aircraft gross weight is too high for a VL or RVL or to reduce engine stress. There are two basic types of Slow Landing

The recommended slow landing technique is the Fixed Nozzle Slow Landing using STOL flaps. The use of AUTO flaps is recommended when crosswinds conditions are heavy or when dealing with high asymmetric store loadings.

Approaching 180

N/A

1. Nozzles

40 – 60o

2. Flaps

Check programming and droop

3. AOA

10 – 12o

Off the 180

N/A

4. Adjust flight path with stick

N/A

5. Control AOA with throttle or nozzles

N/A

At 30 – 50 feet AGL

N/A

6. Set attitude

WITCH HAT ON 2o ABOVE THE HORIZON

7. Control Rate of Descent with throttle (200 – 400 fpm).

N/A

At touchdown

N/A

8. Throttle

IDLE

9. Nosewheel Steering

ENGAGE WHEN ROLLING TRAIGHT AND PEDALS ARE NEUTRALIZED

10. Nozzles

AS REQUIRED (up to full braking stop)

11. Trim

MINIMUM 2o ND

12. Throttle

AS REQUIRED

At 60 Knots

N/A

13. Throttle

IDLE

14. Nozzles

HOVER STOP

15. Brakes

APPLY

16. Water

OFF

17. Nozzles

LESS THAN 60o WHEN SLOW.

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