TOP 15 Reasons for HARD LANDINGS! DON'T BLAME the first officer! Explained by CAPTAIN JOE

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Dear friends and followers, welcome back to my channel!
Today’s video will all be about hard/bumpy landings. 15 reasons why pilots once in a while land a little harder than usual.
Number 15:
Autoland landing
Autolands can sometimes end up in a harder landing than usual. In very foggy conditions with visibility values lower than what is consider to be flown manually(RVR minimum), pilots have to choose an auto land landing if there plane is equipped and certified for such an approach. The autopilot flies purely by numbers and received signals from the ground which can lead to a shortened flare, ending in a bumpy landing. A mishap showing that the autopilot only flies by the received signals is the Singapore airlines (check) landing at Munich airport, where the pilot disconnected the autopilot too late after landing, and the signal got disturb by another plane, leading to the Triple 777 to swerve off the runway.
Number 14:
Varying landing weight
Your first landing might be close to the maximum landing weight and the next might be with a nearly empty plane. Planes act completely different depending on their landing weight, which might be misjudged by the pilot and ruining his flare!
Number 13:
Different plane types
Some airline pilots are rated on multiple planes. For example when I flew for Airberlin, I was rated on the Airbus A319, 320, 321 and some colleagues even flew the A330 all within one week. Sometimes you switched between different types of aircraft in one day. Each of them flare and obviously weigh differently and can be the cause for a bumpy landing.
Number 12:
Different engine types
Some airlines have an A320 as example with IAE V2500, but in the same fleet others are fitted with CFM Leap engines. Upon flare, the engines react or spool up and down differently, timely speaking, which can lead to an unexpected long flare, a sudden drop in airspeed and bang, your next hard landing.
Number 11:
Density Altitude
When landing in Los Angeles for example with a 747, let’s say you have a ground speed on approach of 150 knots, times 5 equals = 750 feet per minute of descent rate on a 3 degree glideslope. Let’s fly the approach with the same landing weight into Mexico City with an airport elevation of 7300 feet, the air density is much lower, therefore your True Airspeed increases by 2% per 1000 feet, means 7 times 2% equals 14%, so 150 knots times 1.14 equals 171 knots. Let’s say 170 knots times 5 equals 850 feet per minute your descending on the 3 degree glideslope. So effectively 100 feet per minute 20 knots faster, if you don’t anticipate the higher descent rate, bang, harder landing then usual. The same applies for glide slopes which are steeper than normal which result in a higher descent rate!
I hope you enjoy the video and it’s been helpful to you!
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  • Speedbird747
    Speedbird7474 jam yang lalu

    3:47 yeah that is definitely a 767...

  • Tom Rylatt
    Tom Rylatt9 jam yang lalu

    Joe finds ryaniar clips! 😂

  • White CIS Cum
    White CIS CumHari Yang lalu

    I know Ryanair call it "making positive contact with the runway"

  • White CIS Cum
    White CIS CumHari Yang lalu

    I remember someone dubbed that Ryanair flight with the John Cena song

  • Albyplaysrobloxgames ඩ
    Albyplaysrobloxgames ඩHari Yang lalu

    3:06 what aircraft was he demonstrating with

  • storm
    storm2 hari yang lalu

    Yes, blame me ....😒

  • Antonio
    Antonio2 hari yang lalu

    1 You are a Ryanair capitan 11 This meme isn’t funny 2 You are a Ryanair copilot 12 I shouldn’t have done this meme 3Your dad is a Ryanair capitan 13 Capitan Joe is going to kill me 4Your dad is a Ryanair copilot 14 Ryanair pilots are going to kill me 5 Your mum is a Ryanair capitan 15 lol 6 Your mum is a Ryanair copilot 7 You didn’t watch this video 8 You don’t remember this video 9 You were disinterested while watching this video 10 This meme hasn’t sense

  • patrick james
    patrick james2 hari yang lalu

    If it is a hard landing you are probably on Ryanair

  • Jono Fancett
    Jono Fancett3 hari yang lalu

    8:45 lol the plane mocking the pilot

  • mrbearbear83
    mrbearbear834 hari yang lalu

    Captain Joe: no sarcastic comments unless you think you can land the plane Me: grabs controls and proceeds to slam plane nose first into the ground. Success.

  • Kert Kallaste i
    Kert Kallaste i5 hari yang lalu

    You should have 10000000000000 milion subscribers

  • Garreth Floyd
    Garreth Floyd7 hari yang lalu

    If you don't take the credit for the good landings, you don't have to take the blame for the bad ones!!!

  • Vincent Russo
    Vincent Russo8 hari yang lalu

    Boy that was a lot of information to absorb...

  • Samuel Goldman
    Samuel Goldman8 hari yang lalu

    Its known, airplanes land hard so that they avoid flexiblity while landing or the plane will turn so right or left ht something after it crshd!!

  • Aristotelis Entertainment
    Aristotelis Entertainment9 hari yang lalu

    Hard landings aren't that hard anyways...

  • F1memelord
    F1memelord9 hari yang lalu

    Talking about hard landings, shows hard landing out of a Ryanair window

  • AP
    AP9 hari yang lalu

    While interesting, none of these insights make me feel any better. Basically saying pilots aren’t good at managing variable situations, or concentrating, or situational awareness. Blaming the aircraft, engine, whatever is no excuse. Good video though CJ!

  • The Great Hadoken
    The Great Hadoken10 hari yang lalu

    To be honest when you really think about these monster flying machines whose engines have the power to blow tonsworth of truck hundreds of meters in the opposite direction when spooled up, and how these beasts are somehow tamed by 2 humans sitting way up in the front with nothing more than a few buttons, levers and control axes, it's a minor miracle these things can be brought down with any grace and style whatsoever.

  • Fatemeh Rahbari
    Fatemeh Rahbari12 hari yang lalu

    I never asked my self why its hard, Cuz I always destroye the plane on flight simulator when I want to land🤣

  • Rasika Upamali
    Rasika Upamali14 hari yang lalu

    brace for impact

  • Nithish Janakiraman
    Nithish Janakiraman14 hari yang lalu

    Hey Joe! You mentioned not to comment on Ryanair. But my question to you is why Ryanair appears in every hard landing compilation very frequently?

  • Vijai Babu
    Vijai Babu15 hari yang lalu

    Sir you have not replied to my death dive recovery procedure or a complete control system failure recovery like the one for lion air or Ethiopian air

  • Darth Vader
    Darth Vader16 hari yang lalu

    12:00 wait wth is that landing from ryanair?!?!

  • Darth Vader

    Darth Vader

    11 hari yang lalu

    @Rara Nguyen kinda

  • Rara Nguyen

    Rara Nguyen

    11 hari yang lalu

    Butter landing

  • BCT_Planespotter
    BCT_Planespotter17 hari yang lalu

    3:47, that's a B757

  • Mike Porecki
    Mike Porecki17 hari yang lalu

    Unless it's Ryanair, they do hard-landings on easy airports, in perfect conditions, when totally on time etc. Any hard landing experience (or just watching compilations) is basically all other airlines, justified, Ryanair... just for fun...

  • JB
    JB17 hari yang lalu

    I remember once flying to Las Vegas and the winds were so high that when the plane landed it felt like if an earth quack hit

  • The Great Hadoken

    The Great Hadoken

    10 hari yang lalu

    An earth quack. I laughed more than I had any right to.

  • K R
    K R18 hari yang lalu

    Interesting. That one was a little more edgy in terms of “think you can do it better? Prove it.” I don’t blame you at all, but that was a different tone than I’ve seen before. I have crew members rating my helicopter landings all the time, so I hear you, brother. They’re brutal but they say it with love!

  • David Allyn
    David Allyn18 hari yang lalu

    Pilots rock! Thank you guys for taking the stress of landing those behemoths - so all we have to worry about is how long the Uber will take.

  • JnS
    JnS19 hari yang lalu

    Being a Boeing AOG mechanic it brings a joyful tear to my eye every time I see these jets survive the abuse! And the trust you pilots put in us😅

  • Cody Lynch
    Cody Lynch19 hari yang lalu

    Me as a CRJ pilot of all 3 variants watching this...”yep...yep...yep...yep”. Hahaha

  • FlightEnthusiast .Space
    FlightEnthusiast .Space19 hari yang lalu

    Ryanair landings! Muhahahah x.D

  • Cynd3r
    Cynd3r19 hari yang lalu

    "No Ryanair jokes" Ok *AHEM* Spirit Airlines.

  • darkprotoman1
    darkprotoman119 hari yang lalu

    I have not had a hard landing while flying yet. I have had turbulence.

  • Rich Harberg
    Rich Harberg20 hari yang lalu

    Captain Joe, can you make a video about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner?? Would love to know more about its features!

  • Andrew Murray
    Andrew Murray20 hari yang lalu

    try parking a car without any of those "self parking" assistance devices.

  • John Randomness
    John Randomness20 hari yang lalu

    I still remember a harder than usual landing -- probably not "hard landing" -- at Atlanta, GA. It was probably on the runway shaped like a V -- first downward, then turning upward. Every time I've passed through Atlanta, it's been unpleasant.

  • DZL
    DZL21 hari yang lalu

    Any landing you walk away from is a soft landing.

  • Xp64
    Xp6421 hari yang lalu

    In Europe, I fly a lot wiht Ryanair (B737) and Vueling (A320), and I hate the landings of Ryanair, the most of landings are very hard, touch the ranway abrupt, instead of that, Vueling are very pleasurable

    CHEAH YAO CHUN Moe21 hari yang lalu

    but i like cap joe ladings

    CHEAH YAO CHUN Moe21 hari yang lalu

    I hate those ladings

    CHEAH YAO CHUN Moe21 hari yang lalu

    oof those landing are so meh

  • nigozeroichi2501
    nigozeroichi250121 hari yang lalu

    I'm very familiar with fatigue, I used to be a delivery driver in the city, with atrocious traffic, at the end of the day I was exhausted, a few times I had to take a nap in my car after dropping off my truck, that's only 8-9 hours and a much less complicated form of transport, I couldn't begin to imagine a rough bad weather long haul flight and trying to have a silky smooth landing.

  • Aid 037
    Aid 03722 hari yang lalu

    Joe I respect you for what you said about Ryanair comments

  • tommy brockman
    tommy brockman22 hari yang lalu

    Now imagine if you make a slight mistake parallel parking that truck and all the people inside of it die cuz that’s what happens when someone doesn’t land a plane correctly lol pilots are a different breed man props to them I’m sure it’s an awsome career

  • Mike-2363
    Mike-236323 hari yang lalu

    8:43 - The plane is calling the pilot names.

  • Christer Kukk
    Christer Kukk23 hari yang lalu

    plot twist, all the reasons at once

  • crispy Cat
    crispy Cat23 hari yang lalu

    Lots of people saying Landings are just controlled crashes .Aren't they actually more like controlled stalls? Where you want to reduce the lift over the wings at just the right amount at just the right time following well defined parameters so that you effectively stall the aircraft when a few meters above the ground? And crucially keep the wings level? In contrast aren't take offs a lot easier for a pilot? Essentially once all the parameters are set to allow for Take off weight, wind direction, flaps set etc Isn't it'more just a case of keeping the plane on the centre line and pulling back on the controls once V2 is met? Of course I always think that what the guys at the pointy end are really earning their money for is when something unplanned occurs, however slight That"s when their thousands of hours of training and experience show in how they calmly handle it and and turn it into no biggy when anyone else would be losing it with the increased workload and stress ! And why they do so much training and are continually assessed in their skills

  • J. Marr
    J. Marr25 hari yang lalu

    The aircrew deserve a lot of respect for the hard work they do with often obnoxious passengers.

  • Joel Haugaard
    Joel Haugaard25 hari yang lalu

    Any takeoff is optional but all landing are mandatory

  • Alec C
    Alec C25 hari yang lalu

    Doesnt Ryan air land firm for shorter stopping distances to save time and to save fuel?

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  • Tom Clague
    Tom Clague26 hari yang lalu

    He took offence to the co pilot comment in the kindest way possible

  • Emil S
    Emil S27 hari yang lalu

    Quick fact: the soundtrack of Joe`s ads on his 747-8 is a Adiemus - Adiemus which is a soundtrack for Delta Airlines TV commercials in 90`s

  • viraltaco
    viraltaco27 hari yang lalu

    I've had a "firm" landing (as a passenger). Coincidently it's my favorite. We had a huge crab angle because of the crosswind. I could almost see the end of the runway from my window (behind wings). Honestly I was impressed how well the pilots handled that. It was firm, and quite scary but very impressive and well executed.

  • Ns Ganesh
    Ns Ganesh27 hari yang lalu

    Another one great video from Mr. Joe. Thumbs up. I am always curious about this hard landing. Now very clear. Thanks alot

  • abhinav nigam
    abhinav nigam27 hari yang lalu

    My God !!!!!! 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 $3500 FOR A TOY ???

  • Yashsvi Dixit
    Yashsvi Dixit27 hari yang lalu

    It's to wake up sleeping passenger to that plane can turnaround faster.

  • whatever8282828
    whatever828282827 hari yang lalu

    Number 14 is obviously a 757 and not a 767

  • William P
    William P28 hari yang lalu

    Reason 16: It's company policy - passengers must pay extra for smooth landings :)

  • Zack Hexaglo
    Zack Hexaglo28 hari yang lalu

    Slam it!

  • Zack Hexaglo
    Zack Hexaglo28 hari yang lalu

    F/A-18´s are landing hard on carrier :D

  • David Jarrah
    David Jarrah29 hari yang lalu

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  • Neil Barnett
    Neil Barnett29 hari yang lalu

    I've never had a bad flight or hard landing with Ryanair. Maybe I spent enough money on the sandwiches. 12:55.....WOW! All credit to that pilot, crosswind you can almost SEE!

  • frank
    frank29 hari yang lalu

    Sounds like you're making excuses for shitty aviators...99% of the time , hard landing = lousy pilot.

  • Thefanforever RBLX
    Thefanforever RBLX29 hari yang lalu

    reeyan air

  • TheGameController
    TheGameController29 hari yang lalu

    7:49 100, 50 40 30 20 10 10 Ah Swiss001 thank you

  • good gaming
    good gamingBulan Yang lalu

    You are a good pilot

  • Wergraphy
    WergraphyBulan Yang lalu

    1:25 seems like thats a pretty soft landing

  • 348frank348
    348frank348Bulan Yang lalu

    [RyanAir has entered the chat]

  • Marc Bergeron
    Marc BergeronBulan Yang lalu

    Don't blame the co-pilot... Oh! I understand your point! Just try to explain that now to my sore coccyx my sore back. Those parts of my body are really furious!😉

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  • Petteri
    PetteriBulan Yang lalu

    Ryanair comments? Some of my nicest landings have been with Ryanair. My favourite Ryanair moment though, was an announcement the captain ended with "... it's quite windy here at Frankfurt today so the takeoff should be... interesting." *click* There were a few white knuckles on that plane. He wasn't wrong though. I found it interesting.

    HITMANBulan Yang lalu

    *R Y A N A I R*

  • Karren Webb
    Karren WebbBulan Yang lalu

    I'm not into the blame game. I'm grateful for each and every landing, no matter smooth or not so smooth. If I can walk off of the plane... it's a good landing. 👌

  • Melthornal
    MelthornalBulan Yang lalu

    my last flight we had crazy wind and it felt like we approached the runway on a 45 degree angle, landed on one wheel, turned straight and rolled down the runway. and it was the smoothest landing ive ever been on. it was silky smooth, could barely notice you hit the ground at all. afterwards i told the pilot he’s awesome.

  • Sefrou 1987
    Sefrou 1987Bulan Yang lalu

    Hi, Captain Joe during my flight test I flare twice my examiner said I have control I thought I fail the test he looked at me with a smile and said please don't do it to your passenger but you pass the test and you will learn by the time and practice. Thx

  • George Payazitis
    George PayazitisBulan Yang lalu

    But doesn't the captian set the computer up 4 landing.

  • XmanSully
    XmanSullyBulan Yang lalu

    Why does it sometimes look as if planes land diagonally just before the front landing gear touches the runway?

  • rivenoak


    Bulan Yang lalu

    only with crosswinds, my guess

  • Matthew Panondang Hasiholan Tobing :/
    Matthew Panondang Hasiholan Tobing :/Bulan Yang lalu

    Me: Why you butter Ryanair? Ryanair: Idk I just want to butter.

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  • claudine deschamps
    claudine deschampsBulan Yang lalu

    C'est fou avec les moyens qu'ils ont ,ils pourraient changer le désinformateur .J'espère que ça cocote minutes ne fait pas autant de vapeur pendant des heures ?!! voila pourquoi il n'y a plus de locomotive à vapeur !11.03.2021

  • TinyWords
    TinyWordsBulan Yang lalu

    If an aeroplane had to land somewhere in an emergency perhaps on a large road, a field, a beach or a river and was not badly damaged, how do people remove the aeroplane if it's not possible for the aeroplane to take off from where it landed (river, field etc..)?

  • Rafael Cortez
    Rafael CortezBulan Yang lalu

    Captain Joe how can I purchased or buy Captain Joe aircraft I saw on your desk Thank you Rafael

  • Fa31
    Fa31Bulan Yang lalu

    8:42 what airport is this?

  • Seamus T
    Seamus TBulan Yang lalu

    Any pilot that says he/she does not want to land after a long flight should not be a pilot.

  • Carlos Mora
    Carlos MoraBulan Yang lalu

    Can you comment on MD 80 why it has the engines so far back?

  • C Y
    C YBulan Yang lalu

    I'm a noob. What's a flare in landing?

  • MegaTestone


    23 hari yang lalu

    Flare is a procedure when you raise the aircraft nose to reduce your vertical speed and touch down with the back wheels.

  • Sylynx
    SylynxBulan Yang lalu

    I do really think that there's a difference between a damaged landing and a Hard/Harsh landing.

  • w5cdt
    w5cdtBulan Yang lalu

    Every landing is different. :-)

  • Ice Blue69
    Ice Blue69Bulan Yang lalu

    As long as the pilot doesn't goof up and go tumbling down the runway nose over tail, I'm fine.

  • Palanthis
    PalanthisBulan Yang lalu

    If nothing breaks off the plane, it wasn't a hard landing, you're just a wuss.

  • Gissie
    GissieBulan Yang lalu

    I kinda like being woken up at landing dont like missing my stop! Never grumbled. I dont have problem no sleep for hours its when my neighbours keep me up weeks years 23 years all day all night 24/7. Id relish opportunity to do stint in cock pit no dustractions opportunity to concentrate. I. Missed chicken dinner on way back from newzealand my mum made my fly with chicken pox 😞shes clinical teacher nursing my ears all clogged off. Quantus airlines great.

  • Elie Meyr kahana
    Elie Meyr kahanaBulan Yang lalu

    merci monsieur simplement merci vous êtes dubitatif . merci monsieur

  • John Borrell
    John BorrellBulan Yang lalu

    My beef with Ryan air is with the staff. I once saw a Ryanair pilot eating from a Tupperware in the cockpit. Felt sorry for him

  • pmailkeey
    pmailkeeyBulan Yang lalu

    Engine failure @ 500ft coming in to Heathrow 27L !

  • Tremors
    TremorsBulan Yang lalu

    I’m still blaming Ryanair

  • van Dijk
    van DijkBulan Yang lalu

    Hard landings? Ryanair: Hold my beer... Ryanair goes out if its way to make each and every landing feel like a crash, you'll regret every euro you saved from check inn till touchdown... I'll rather walk than ever flying with those cheap f*cks again!

  • Joey Besong
    Joey BesongBulan Yang lalu

    @3:47 I believe that is a 757! Also I love the videos I like hearing from fellow 747 drivers! Take care!

  • Joey Besong

    Joey Besong

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Yeah it is a 757. N595NW!

  • JustANormaldude
    JustANormaldudeBulan Yang lalu

    RyanAir be like: Write that down Write that down!

  • Tiago Joao Canhola
    Tiago Joao CanholaBulan Yang lalu

    at 3.48 we can see a B757 delta airlines but it says 767 above in yelow.