I flew into Ontario tonight and ATC left us high, crossing the mountains and did the slam dunk.
No big deal, I anticipated the usual slam dunk.
So I joined up on the localizer and I started losing seperation on another aircraft in front of me so the let me sidestep to 26R and do a visual.
It was a little gusty so I left a little speed on (about Vref + 10) during the transition and floated a little. I decided that landing within the touchdown zone was better than floating down the runway and running into the perimeter fence so I landed, hit the thrust reversers and taxied off the high speed.
Anyway, the flight attendant asks in the van on the way to the hotel, "Who was the Navy pilot who crash landed the jet tonight?"
So I said, "Well, the jet overnights in Ontario this evening, if you'd like to turn around, put you in the right seat and test your
landing prowess, maybe the captain might be game. If you get a better landing I'll shine your shoes"
But I had a big sh*t-eatin' grin on my face!