Date: 21 Nov 99 23:56:43 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Prglgw) Organization: AOL, http://www.aol.co.uk References: 1
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Apsolutely, leaving the gear down a little longer after takeoff can be a perfectly normal procedure, my last aircraft in particular, L1011, has quite weak brakes, and a long taxi will certainly heat them up, that being said the brake indicators read false high, and can be a little misleading, it is quite normal for the brakes to be top of the green after landing, and then creep into the yellow during taxi to the gate, although we are told by Maint. that they are really not that hot. Still, re takeoff better to err on the side of saftey, remember Nationair!