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Landing The Rockwell B-1B Lancer

Postby alba-69 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:25 pm

Hi all.

Has anyone got a landing checklist for the B-1B Lancer for any tips on how to land it? The nose just seems to dive towards the ground when it gets down to about 170 knots.
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Re: Landing The Rockwell B-1B Lancer

Postby guzzi948 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:02 am

Sounds like you have too much fuel, drop the fuel to about 15-20% (30-40K lbs) turn FCGMS on and set to about 40% MAC.
That should allow a touch down at about 160kts with full flap, using spoilers if needed.
You can also mitigate against the nose dive by adding nose up trim on approach.

When full the B-1 is bloody heavy, it doesn't get off the ground until 180kt and is a slug up until 220-240. Landing with a high% load of fuel requires a higher landing speed.

Most heavies have a base approach landing speed based on a nominal fuel qty e.g. 160kt @ 30Klbs, and add a given no. of kts for every 1000lb over the base figure i.e +3kts/1000lb, so at 35Klbs you land at 175kt. They will usually have a max landing wt factoring airframe, fuel, and stores/cargo.

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Re: Landing The Rockwell B-1B Lancer

Postby alba-69 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:12 pm

Thanks guzzi. 8) 8)

I will give that a go.
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