zanl188
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Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:38 pm

fr8mech wrote:
zanl188 wrote:
Flaps up recommended after landing on some aircraft to kill lift and add weight to wheels - enhances braking.


Ummm, no. That would be spoilers.



Ummm, yes. Not all aircraft have spoilers

Folks say what you want, this is a technique that was taught to many pilots in flight school. May not apply to your aircraft.
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Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:19 am

zanl188 wrote:
fr8mech wrote:
zanl188 wrote:
Flaps up recommended after landing on some aircraft to kill lift and add weight to wheels - enhances braking.

Ummm, no. That would be spoilers.

Ummm, yes. Not all aircraft have spoilers

Folks say what you want, this is a technique that was taught to many pilots in flight school. May not apply to your aircraft.

Given the wording of the original question, presumably we were talking about commercial planes, not Cessna 172s or similar.
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