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3.5 degree approach for landing


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How dangerous is a 3.5 degree approach compared to the normal 3.0 for BIG Heavy airliners?

Some are saying a New 3.5 degree approach is too dangerous, because it has a high chance of tail strike.
They say sink rate is too high, and need to flare earlier.

Is it too stressful airline pilots?
(It was not any problem when I was flying small airplane, even 4.0 or more)


The margin for error decreases as the vertical speed is higher and you have less time to react. So you may need some proper training for this type of approach.