Back in the good old days of the original Falcon 4, I remember myself landing the Viper easily. It was hard to learn, but after serious practice landings were not a worry. After recently getting back into the cockpit, the cold sweats on final were back.
I knew I knew something back then, Donald Rumsfeld would say about my lack of memory. But I couldn't remember what is was. So I dusted off my original Falcon 4 printed manual and found a lot of notes about different topics. Nerdy, I know ... Just don't tell anybody I keep notes about games. About landings, a scarce drawing with a flight path marker and the angle of attack bracket perfectly aligned, as they would show up in the heads up display. A note on the side says "keep them this way". Aha! I took that from a discussion board sometime in the past.
Google to the rescue, and there is this webpage which explains it best. It's that freaking-simple: check the glide slope, start from a reasonable airspeed, deploy landing gear and put the flight path marker on the edge of the runway. Then, adjust throttle to keep the flight path marker so it is between the angle of attack bracket. As the author of the webpage above says, you don't even need to check your airspeed because it will be right at where you need it for landing. If you keep the damn flight path marker within the bracket, off course.
|Click it to see it: the only stuff in focus are the fight path marker (the circle with three lines as if they were the tail and wings of an aircraft) and the angle of attack bracket (to the left, a vertical bracket).|
|On final. I can almost smell from here the stale cigars and beers at the o'club.|