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Old 05-20-2016, 08:12 PM
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What does "greased the landing" (aviation) mean?

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Old 05-20-2016, 08:21 PM
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Yes, still in use.

It means a landing so smooth it's hard to tell just when the wheels touch the ground.

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Old 05-20-2016, 08:23 PM
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I don't know it's origin but it means an incredibly smooth landing, no bump, no sound. I haven't heard it myself for some years because I haven't been hanging out with pilots that much, but I don't know why they wouldn't keep saying it.
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Old 05-20-2016, 08:33 PM
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Tanks.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:57 PM
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Tanks.
Tanks always go thunk when they land.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:21 PM
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Tanks always go thunk when they land.
Absent a truly serious amount of grease.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:52 AM
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Tanks always go thunk when they land.
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Absent a truly serious amount of grease.
The B-36, a really fucking big piston-engined bomber built after WWII, actually was tested with a tracked landing gear like a tank.
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