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High angle of attack on approach....

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Hi,When on an approach to land, at any airport in a 737, I can never see the runway... My aircraft approaches at a really high angle of attack when in an ILS APP mode.... and when i fly the approach manually i have to hold the same angle to make the runway.... I approach with a relatively low weight (30%-40% fuel in tanks) medium flap settings, low speed (135-140knots)..... I can post pics if that helps...any help is great,cheers, phil

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Hi Phil,Since I'm not certian what your definition is of "medium flap settings" I'll throw this out for starters. If your approach speed is 135-140 knots you should be at flaps 30 for normal landing or 40 for a shorter runway. Try it and see if it helps. Usually the aircraft will pitch up when trying to maintain a certain altitude but it doesn't have adequate airspeed. It's attempting to get more lift through angle of attack. As such, you might want to try a faster Vref (landing) speed. At a light weight I usually target mine for 150 knots and close the throttles as I fly over the numbers.Happy landings. John

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Phil,I just CTRL Q, to look over, and then on landing Shift+Space to snap back up to normal view.A321 is the same.

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