I was on a flight recently from SMF-LAS on Southwest. It was a newer 737 and I was sitting in seat 7A. I could see the reflection of the underside of the plane in the reflection of the freshly painted engine cowling.
My question is this--I was watching the underside of the plane as we prepared to land and I could see the rear landing gear come down and lock and then there was a good 5-7 second delay before i saw the front landing gear come down.
I thought the landing gear always came down together--why the delay between the two sets???? Was there something wrong?