landing gear extended speed

landing gear extended speed (VLE)

The maximum speed at which an aircraft can be flown safely with the landing gear extended. Its value is generally higher than that at which the landing gear can be activated and extended or retracted safely (VLO).
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Unless specifically stated otherwise, power should be set to idle and the aircraft pitched down for the recommended airspeed, which could be maximal structural cruising speed ([V.sub.NO]), never-exceed speed ([V.sub.NE]), maximum landing gear extended speed ([-V.sub.LE]), or maximum flap extended speed ([V.sub.FE]).
Maximum landing gear extended speed, as its name implies, is the maximum speed at which the aircraft may be flown with the landing gear extended.

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