posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 11:12 PM
a reply to: TonyS
I'm not a pilot, so will happily be corrected if I'm wrong, but I've been told (for commercial 737's) that there is a g-load sensor on the landing
gear that is linked in to some other system (possibly safety/braking?). The "thud" on landing is required to activate this sub-system, and a pilot may
may be marked down when being evaluated if they land too light, and the sensor isn't triggered.
(Source - A relative that is a 737 pilot - Any error in what I've said is most likely mine alone!)
edit on 4-1-2016 by AbdulAlhazred because: Spelling