Here's a question:
I observed at MSY today a Delta 757 (N604DL) that was flying its routes minus the right main landing gear strut door. Our Ops guys asked the pilots about it, they said that it flown it that way all day, and that, apparently, it wasn't a problem.
The question: allowing for aerodynamics, wouldn't it still create some sort of drag in the air, and at the very least, a bit of noise.
Also, wouldn't something like that be on the aircraft's MEL?
Any ideas or opinions from the pilot ranks? Thanks.
Tom in NO