Re: B737 flaps

Date:         10 Jul 97 17:46:13 
From:         "Ron Wells" <ron.wells@virgin.net>
Organization: Virgin Internet
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Michael Hore <mikeh@zeta.org.au> wrote in article
<airliners.1997.1293@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
> "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.

As an ex-737 driver I recall that the answer is simple:  the flaps were not
tested above 20,000ft. during the certification of the aircraft.

regards

Ron Wells