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Landing and take-off procedures for Kaps planes.


Glide Slope:
Navy Planes:
Generally a 10º nose up approach can be flown all the way down to a no flare 10º nose up landing as long as other paramaters such as landing weight are met.

Land Based Planes:
Generally a 5º nose up approach can be flown down to a 10º nose up flare just before touchdown, as long as other paramaters such as landing weight are met.


Tail strikes:
Generally most planes can pitch up 10º to 15º on take-off or landing without hitting their tails against the ground. Exceptions to this rule are:
Harriers,
Fishbeds-Russian and Chinese,
A-10,
A-37,
SU Fitters,
These planes need to stay just below 10º nose up.


Landing Weights:
Maximum landing weights vary greatly. You can usually land while still carrying all your Air-to-Air weapons plus 2000lbs of fuel. Some planes can land much heavier, for instance the F-5 can land at max gross take-off weight!


Maximum Landing/Take-off speeds:
Maximum take-off and landing speeds are displayed in the HUD. There will be two "L" shaped brackets that move along the speed display. The lower speed "L" bracket indicates maximum nosewheel speed, you MUST get your nose up before reaching that speed. The higher speed "L" bracket indicates maximum mainwheels speed, you must not land above that speed and you must take off before that speed.


Crashing on take-off:
Only ways to do it are to pull your nose up too high and get a tailstrike or leave it too low and pass the maximum wheel speed limit.

Crashing on landing:
This is very easy to do with some planes! Landing can be the most dificult part of a mission.
First off, what was your landing weight? Too much weight will produce higher speeds or faster sink rates ( rate of dropping ) and you will crash no matter what you do.
Learn to use your ILS landing aid properly. Keep the cross-hairs centered and you'll be fine until you are nearly landed. Once you have set up your nose angle for landing, you raise or lower the AOA indicater ( and thus your glideslope and ILS cross hairs ) by increasing or decreasing your throttle. Once I have my throttle set about right I put on the brake and increase throttle untill it gives me a slight decrease in speed. Then I can just make fine adjustments down to a landing by popping the brake on and off rather than messing with the throttle. If it's a navy plane you can just fly it right down to touchdown. If it's a land based plane you will need to chop the throttle and flare a short distance from landing, under 100 feet some times. Too late and you will hit too hard, too early and you will pop back up into the air.

Remember, even after a successful landing you STILL have to keep your nosewheel up until you are below the slower "L" bracket on the speed display. If you think you might have already passed it, the nosewheel will safely drop on it's own once you are slow enough.

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