landing flap


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landing flap

[′land·iŋ ‚flap]
(aerospace engineering)
A movable airfoil-shaped structure located aft of the rear beam or spar of the wing; extends about two-thirds of the span of the wing and functions to substantially increase the lift, permitting lower takeoff and landing speeds.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
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.

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