landing flaps

From:         susanle@ix.netcom.com (Susan Leibowitz )
Date:         14 Aug 95 03:43:26 
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Is it unusual to not extend the wing flaps until after the landing gear
has been deployed?

When I was coming into LAX the other day on a 737, we were cleared to
land (I was listening on the headphones to ATC), when the gear was
deployed....and then the flap were extended.  I wanted to ask the
pilots but they never came out of the cockpit.

thanks...from a slightly scared flier