Re: landing flaps

From:         Haraldur Baldursson <haba@ismennt.is>
Organization: Islenska menntanetid
Date:         17 Aug 95 04:58:51 
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Dear scared Susan !
On most airliners the first selection of flaps (that usually increase
the size of the wing rather than going down) is well ahead of the
gear-down selection.  Typically first flaps are selected 20 miles from
the airport and the landing gear about 10 miles out.
Happy landings !