777 Operation Landing Distances

Not approved by Delta or the FAA!

Inputs:

Version
Altitude ft
Weight lbs
Max landing weights.
  • ER: 460,000
  • LR: 492,000.
Flaps 30
Runway Direction °
Wind Direction °
Mag Var °
Only use mag var when needed to convert true winds.
  • ATIS, Tower, and automated broadcasts are magnetic.
  • METAR and TAF are true.
Wind Steady Speed kts
Wind Upper Gust kts
Temp
Kts above Vref kts
Slope %
Optional parameters to calculate slope:
  App end elev ft
  Far end elev ft
  Rwy Length ft
Reversers
Spoilers

Calculations:

Steady headwind kts
Steady crosswind kts
Gust headwind kts
Gust crosswind kts
Additive kts
Temp
ISA C
Slope %

Operational Landing Distances:

Autobrakes
1 2 3 4 max max
manual
Dry
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Good
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Medium
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Poor
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Data is advisory and includes 15% safety margin and 1,500 ft. air distance from threshold to touchdown.

Disclamer:

This is not an approved method of determining landing distances. This was developed without the approval or cooperation of Delta Air Lines or ALPA.

This is in the early stages. I have done no more than TLAR ("That Looks About Right") standard checking on a couple of cases. I have not thourougly tested it.

I retain rights to the code which was developed on my own time, but the underlying data belongs to Delta Air Lines. However, my terms for sharing it are pretty liberal.

My purpose in developing this is that such a tool should be avaible in the cockpit. While I retain rights to the code, I am quite willing to share the code and concept if you contact me. My purpose is not to sell this, but to demonstrate the concept of having a quick way of finding landing perfromance information from a tablet. Please note that the underlying data belongs to Delta Air Lines and is not mine to offer.

Notes:

This ER uses the ODM data effective 01Jul16. The LR uses the ODM data effective 23Sep16. Thus, one could argue that the underlying data is FAA accepted.

I have not included flaps 25, because it is not really being used at the current time and I did not want to spend the extra time to add it.

It is necessary to enter a weight and altitude. You may leave other values blank if appropriate. A blank temperature will default to ISA for the altitude and all other values will default to zero.

Headwind and tailwind corrections to ODM data use the steady state value. The Vref additive is calculated using one half of the steady state headwind and all of the gust. The gust crosswing component is presented for crosswind limitations and is not used for data purposes.

This is written in Javascript and should be able to run offline on an iPad, Android, or Surface device.

iOS: This must be opened into GoodReader or similar program. It will not run in the preview mode if simply opened from an attachment. Hold on the attachment and open into GoodReader if you have it. If you go to www.johnfbell.com and load John Bell tools, this should be included and work offline.


You might have to save the file to your computer and the open it locally.


Android: This should work but I have not tested it.

You can view the code. There are numerous ways to view the code, but the you can simply open the file in a program like Notepad if you do not have a better editor.

Contact:

John Bell
ATL 777 B
407.230.7790
thejohnbell@gmail.com

Updates:

Vers. Date Notes
1.0a 2017/01/09 Initial 777 version.