Julesmusician From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6617 times:
Is there any time when a large commercial aircraft might come in and land without flaps? (other than a failure!) - are there any specific circumstances which require it or has any pilot done it for a specific reason?
LimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 850 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6601 times:
I remember hearing sometime ago that a flapless landing is considered an emergency procedure ie mechanical failure or loss of hyraulic pressure etc. Unless for training purposes, an aircraft would not normally land without flaps.
You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 66
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6474 times:
Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 6): I think that when you haver an engine failure lets say on a 777 and you loose one engine, that you then do a flapless landing. correct me if wrong
Don't know anything about the triple-sev but I can tell you for absolute certain that you do not make a no-flap landing with an engine out on the 757/767 or A-330.
I cannot impress this upon you enough.
A no-flap landing is a very serious event. It is much more serious than an engine failure or fire.
You will have the crash trucks standing by. You will very probably blow all the maingear tires. You are about 70/30 going to have to evacuate the passenges down a slide, unless you flew around long enough for them to position a stair truck with the crash trucks.
In a big jet airliner you are never going to do a no-flap landing unless it is absolutely unavoidable.
edit: Will usually make a big difference if you can get the leading edge devices deployed.
[Edited 2005-10-30 19:51:38]
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