December 21, 2003

Quieter Jet Landings

Category: Aviation

Louisville: To be honest, this may make people lose their lunch, but if MIT says so, it's probably worth the study. Anyway, they're testing a quieter way of landing jets in Louisville known as "continuous descent approach"... but really it just means getting really close to the airport at higher than normal altitude, then idling the engines and gliding the rest of the way in, at a vastly reduced noise level. (reminds me of some frightening stories - read this and this.)

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Posted by Nick at December 21, 2003 8:00 PM