Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Nothing too special here, just sliding down the ILS back into Toronto. It was approaching dusk, so the lighting was pretty cool. 1080p makes it look better-er.
Even though I have done this at least a thousand times, I still love it. It's also sometimes a bit of a challenge finding the freakin' airport in the field of lights that is Toronto.
Also, I'm still getting used to landing this airplane, but I lucked out on this particular one. I think the trick is not to try to flare as I touch down - when I try to flare, it feels like the ass end of the plane is about to fall out, and we usually arrive with a little more 'thunk' than I'd prefer. You can hear a short discussion between me and the other guy about my good luck right after the landing. Nothing like aviation to keep a person humble :)
PS: Right at touchdown (around 3:44) you can kinda hear me say "That's bull-puckey", or words to that effect - despite my greaser of a landing, I set the master caution lights off (red flashing lights on our panel) because I deployed the thrust reversers a half-second before the weight-on-wheels microswitches were fully engaged, which made the plane think we might have had an airborne deployment. That'll teach me to be eager ;)