landing flaps

landing flaps

A secondary control surface built into the wing by which the overall area of the wing or lift-to-drag (L/D) ratio can be increased. The increased wing area permits a lower landing speed. The increased drag reduces the speed on landing and shortens the landing roll. See flap, Krüger flap, split flaps, slotted flaps, and double slotted flap.
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The landing flaps were selected but the co-pilot again advised the commander he was unable to disconnect the autopilot.
Thomson Airways flight TOM6555 from Tenerife was approaching Cardiff during the early hours of Saturday morning when the pilot told his passengers there was a problem with the landing flaps.
Thomson Airways flight TOM6555 from Tenerife was approaching Cardiff during the early hours of Saturday morning when the pilot told the people on board there was a problem with the landing flaps.
Flight TOM6555 from Tenerife was approaching Cardiff during the early hours of yesterday when the pilot told passengers there was a problem with the landing flaps.
On the next pass, I directed my student to go to landing flaps on the downwind.
The final question is the minimum safe altitude to break out, see the runway, select landing flaps and be +51-0 Vref at 100 feet.
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The plane, which was coming in to land at Birmingham from Larnaca, Cyprus, on Saturday evening, was forced to circle the airport due to problems with its landing flaps.
During the third approach and immediately after selecting landing flaps at 300 feet AGL, the mission commander heard a loud bang, and the aircraft's right side began to vibrate.
He was then warned that landing flaps on the 747 aircraft weren't working.

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