posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 03:51 AM
reply to post by realshanti
real....do you fly jets???
this was USAIR....being vectored for the approach to landing in PIT
they were NOT hijacked by crazed Arabs intent on killing everyone!!!!
Notice the speed....about 261 MPH. Also, the USAIR jet was configured for a slower speed, meaning the Slats and Flaps were extended. I also flew the
B737!! First notch, on the Flap handle, is Flaps 1. The Slats extend, and the trailing edge faps extend as well. NORMAL procedures do NOT allow you
to move the Flap Handle until all green ights are illuminated....the 'SLATS' lights....and you see the flap position on the guages.
There is ONE GREEN light on the forward instrument panel....there is another next to it which is AMBER until all slats are in position....THEN the
GREEN light illuminates!!
ALSO, on the overhaead panel, is a representation of EACH SLAT and FLAP....green lights for 'good', amber for'not in position as demanded....
Any more questions????
Oh, I should continue. the slats have TWO positions, depending on the Flap handle. The Flap handle has positions 'One' 'Two', 'Five',
Fifteen', 'Twenty'five' and 'Thirty. When the 'Flap handle is moved from the 'five' to the 'fifteen....(there is a ten position, on B737s)
the slats also shift to a secondary mode....but that doesn't happen until 'fifteen'.
THEN the Slats are in the landingmode....well, actually, there are occasions where we need 15 Flapssfor takeoff....Runway length, etc....but we still
retract the flaps and slats on a certain schedule. It is airspeed and altitude specific, and varies by airport, sometimes. Complicatd to explain,
but that's why we train so much.