Why is an airplane nose up while landing?

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Why is an airplane nose up while landing?

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If you observe an airplane landing carefully you will see that while landing pilot keeps aircraft nose up.
Why do pilot keeps aircraft nose up while landing?
Let's find it out!

Here are the reasons!

1. To land on main Landing gear

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Most of the aircraft has main landing and nose landing gear. Main landing gears are located near to the Centre of Gravity (CG) of an aircraft. So it helps aircraft to land safely without any unnecessary torque. Main landing gears are generally intended to support most of the weight of the aircraft.

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Nose landing gears are not so strong to carry whole aircraft weight. Nose landing gears are used just to support front fuselage of an aircraft. This is the reason why aircraft are landed on main landing gear.

2. Slow touch down

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Even if main landing gears are inteded to support most of weight of an aircraft, direct touch down without slowing down aircraft can damage main landing gear & cause crash. So by moving aircraft nose up pilot increases angle of attack of wings. This increases lift to aircraft and slows down aircraft. This prevents damages. To know more about production of lift check out my this post.

3. To avoid aircraft nose from damage

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Landing an aircraft without moving nose up can possibly damage aircraft nose & crash. This is one of reasons to keep aircraft nose up.

4. Ready for any landing problem

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If any problem caused during landing then pilot can simply take off again start landing procedure again.

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