Re: 757 flap restriction

Date:         06 Jul 98 03:24:34 
From:         jrp59@gte.net (Ron Parsons)
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In article <airliners.1998.738@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "Yves E. Hoebeke"
<yhoebeke@sprynet.com> wrote:

>I am currently studying for my DX certificate. I choose the B757 as the
>aircraft for it.
>
>Anyway, the aircraft manual states not to use flaps above FL200. I believe
>the B737 has the same restriction.
>
>Unfortunately, I can not get anyone to give me a clear answer on why the
>restriction exists.

$$$.  Most Boeings have a similar limit simply because no customer was
willing to spend the dollars having the aircraft certified for flaps above
that altitude.

Ron