Calculated effect of some airplane handling techniques on the ground-run distance in landing on slippery runways

John A. Zalovik
Jul 1957

Some calculations were made on the basis of simplifying assumptions to determine the effect on the ground-run distance of maintaining a nose-high attitude instead of a three- point attitude in landings of several types of jet airplanes on slipper runways. The airplanes considered were a swept-wing transport and unswept-, swept-, and delta-wing fighters. The effect of such factors as speed, braking effectiveness, and residual thrust on the difference in ground-run distance with the two handling techniques is briefly considered. Some computations were also made to indicate the effect of instantaneous flap retraction on the ground-run distance.

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