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Standard Flap Setting During Landing?  
User currently offlineGunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 7179 times:

I was wondering.

what is the normal flap setting on a routine landing when a airplane is on short final ???

thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineMD11Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7144 times:

Depending on which aircraft you have in mind. The answer is "landing flaps" whatever that maybe for a particular aircraft. For the MD-11, it's either 35 or 50.


User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7135 times:

Depends on the aircraft and in some cases the noise certification. For example the 707 can use Flaps 50, but to be certified to stage 3 noise requirements it is restricted to Flaps 25.

Generally you are looking at settings between 25 and 50.

User currently offlineSpeedbird001 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7141 times:

In most Boeing Acraft its Flap 30 i.e 30deg (i think)
Its usually full flap in an airbus (as they only have 4 stages)
Correct me if im wrong!

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7120 times:

DC-10 is flaps 35, but they can in odd instances use 50.

Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7100 times:

Here are some typical flap landing settings, which do vary depending on airline standard procedure.

B737, Flap 30 (Flap 40 is only recommended for short fields and the -300/400/500 do not meet Chapter III regulations with this setting)
B767, Flap 30
B747, Flap 25 (some use 30).

Airbus FBW models, Flap Full (the actual degree of flaps depends on the aircraft, ie. 340-32°, 320-35°). Flap 3 may be used in some situations (340-26°, 320-22° - not 100% certain about the 320)

High flap settings such as Flap 50 are really only found on older design aircraft such as the 707 and DC-10/MD-11.



User currently offlineGunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7087 times:

Thanks for the info guys  Big thumbs up

Really appreciate it, clears a lot for me


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