Variable 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 VNSL is used whenever the throttle needs to remain at a relatively constant setting throughout the approach, for example when the engine reliability is suspect

Approaching 180

N/A

1. Nozzles

40 – 60o

2. Throttle

80 – 100%

3. Nozzles

AS REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE 8 – 10o AOA

4. Flaps

Check programming and droop

Off the 180

N/A

5. Adjust flight path with stick

N/A

6. Control AOA with throttle or nozzles

N/A

At 30 – 50 feet AGL

N/A

7. Set attitude

WITCH HAT ON 2o ABOVE THE HORIZON

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

N/A

At touchdown

N/A

9. Throttle

IDLE

10. Nosewheel Steering

ENGAGE WHEN ROLLING TRAIGHT AND PEDALS ARE NEUTRALIZED

11. Nozzles

AS REQUIRED (up to full braking stop)

12. Trim

MINIMUM 2o ND

13. Throttle

AS REQUIRED

At 60 Knots

N/A

14. Throttle

IDLE

15. Nozzles

HOVER STOP

16. Brakes

APPLY

17. Water

OFF

18. Nozzles

LESS THAN 60o WHEN SLOW.

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