Others may have a different preference, but shouldn't this system be configured with landing flaps
According to the South Wales Aviation Group, a Thomson Boeing 757 from Lanzarote suffered problems with the landing flaps
on its wings at around 7pm yesterday evening.
We generally use settings called "takeoff flaps" and "landing flaps
" to match the phase of flight.
The pilot subsequently reported during a visual approach, he "set up for a normal approach" and "dropped gear" and "one notch of flaps." A short time later he selected landing flaps
. He believed that he was "a little high" on the approach so he "dipped down." As he passed the runway threshold his speed was "a little high," but he thought it was manageable.
At 100 feet, and still well short of the runway end and slowed to nearly 1.3 [V.sub.so], with landing flaps
selected, the airplane enters one of those low-lying clouds that it would have gone over had the pilot stayed on the glideslope.