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flapless landing [1 record]

Record 1 2007-07-12

English

Subject field(s)
  • Aircraft Piloting and Navigation
  • Aircraft Maneuvers
CONT

Flaps are used to allow a steep rate of descent while maintaining quite a slow airspeed. So without flaps, you're hurtling towards the runway at quite a fast groundspeed.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pilotage et navigation aérienne
  • Manœuvres d'aéronefs
CONT

Un atterrissage sans volets [...] suppose une augmentation importante de la vitesse d'atterrissage (jusqu'à 30 %). Un tel atterrissage sur une piste dont l'état est moins qu'idéal ou en présence d'autres facteurs imprévus peut faire augmenter les risques d'accident.

OBS

atterrissage volets rentrés : terme uniformisé par le Comité d'uniformisation de la terminologie aéronautique (CUTA) - Opérations aériennes.

Spanish

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