Re: B737 flaps

Date:         18 Jun 97 02:35:32 
From:         Matthew Kranz <kranz@sprintmail.com>
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"duboille" <duboille-737@calva.net> writes:
>Who can explain me exactly the reason of the 20.000 ft limitation for flaps
>extension on B737 series.Many thanks in advance.

Well, during my 727 training (which also carries a limit of 20,000' for
flap extension), we were taught that the limit exists because, during
Boeing's flight testing, the test pilots never extended the flaps while
above 20,000'. Since extending them above that altitude would be
venturing into uncharted waters, the limitation was imposed.

Just my $0.02.

--Matt Kranz
727 F/E