Re: Gear up on go-around?

From:         fultz@scs.carleton.ca (Brian Fultz)
Organization: School of Computer Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Date:         26 Feb 93 04:43:28 PST
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In article <airliners.1993.189@ohare.Chicago.COM> ctillier@phoenix.princeton.edu (Clemens Emmanuel Tillier) writes:
>Is it necessary to raise the landing gear when aborting an approach and going
>around? Why or why not?
>
>Thanks,
>Clem <ctillier@phoenix.princeton.edu>
>

FAR 25 number 77 or there abouts says that all A/C must be able to
do a bauked approach with the gear out and the flaps in landing
config.  You may retract the flaps to another setting if you can do
it in less than 2 seconds with no trim change.  Thats how the thing
was tested years ago:
with a test pilot
at sea level
with a new paint job, waxed to a high gloss, no bugs, no rain
with new engines
the pilot was just off 2 weeks practice on holding the "right" airspeed
he was expecting it to happen.
and lots of other problems make the real world case less wonderful,
in short if the fuze blows when you select gear and flaps up you
are better off to chop the throttle and land straight ahead.