Yea, need to keep power in for landing, or the bottom will drop out on the 20 for sure. We were on a bombing run decent (believe it or not we saw the second glideslope (NOT PILOT FAULT, Equipment check). Brett pulled the power and not sure if he heard me or not yelling MORE POWER MORE POWER
anic:when he started his level off and climb. Speed tape was moving faster then I have seen in a while.
The -20s are weird. If you get a little slow it takes a bunch of power to get back on speed.
They sort of sit there for a bit while you feed in more and more power and it just won't speed up, then all of a sudden they're happy again and just blow right past your target speed.
The -22s have enough power on tap that getting slow usually isn't an issue.
I usually time it so the power is at idle right before the mains touch on the -20s and non-turbo -22s. On the turbos, leaving a couple percent in does the trick.
Just drive 'em both down at 80 and when you think you're going to bury the nosewheel in pavement, take a breath then start the roundout and flare while getting the power out. If your power is set properly (~15% in the -22, ~25% in the -20) and you're stable on the glideslope it works great every time. If you're not stable at 200 feet, go around.
And make sure you pull the power lever past the bump near the bottom end of its travel or you'll float all day long. Everybody I've transitioned has pulled it back to the lower bump and thought they were at idle. I usually wait a bit then say "man, where'd all that runway go? Why ain't we coming down?"
Power off approaches are fine in both as long as you keep the speed nailed so you have the proper energy on the airplane. I'd carry an extra few knots in a turbo for a power off to keep that heavy nose from banging down. Let the speed bleed off during a power off and it's a mess that'll probably wind up in a tail strike if you're not careful.
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