For the first 50 years of its life, the KC-135's maximum authorized landing weight
was 200,000 pounds.
The plane s maximum takeoff weight and landing weight
stands at 91,000 and 75,300 pounds respectively.
After extensive coordination with the supervisor of flying and air traffic control, the crew dumped gas to get to a safe landing weight
before executing a flawless single-engine approach and landing.
The Sovereign has a 459 knot cruise speed, 2,881 nautical mile still-air range, 3,580 foot takeoff distance, 2,650 foot landing distance at maximum landing weight
, and 47,000 foot ceiling.
Landing distance at typical landing weight
has been reduced to 2,315 feet (705 m), from 2,600 feet (792 m); approach speed, to 107 knots; and balanced field length, to 4,325 feet (1,318 m).
The Airbus A330-200, local registration VH-EBG, circled above the Tasman sea for two hours to burn fuel so it would be below the maximum landing weight
before it landed back at Sydney at 15:00hr, says a Qantas spokesman.
This allows you 4,500 feet to slow down before you would have to put the hook switch down to catch the first cable and meet -1 numbers; but with a wet runway in an air-to-ground training configuration at normal landing weight
, our typical stopping distance is around 5,700 feet.
ECMO 3 and the Prowler rep calculated our maximum landing weight
at 44,000 pounds for a single-engine, wave-off rate of climb of about 550 ft/min.
Once down to a reasonable landing weight
, Capt Fisher safely executed a VFR straight in to a full-stop landing.
At least that's how it works on 99 percent of field landings when you are at a normal landing weight
and not faced with the added stress of an emergency.
Its landing distance at maximum landing weight
is now 2,621 feet --329 feet shorter than the targeted 2,950 feet.
The bomber's gross weight was 400,000 pounds--more than 50,000 pounds above the B-1's maximum technical order landing weight