When should flaps be set?

Flaps are frequently used when landing because they lower the stall speed and increase the angle of descent. The pilot will also have better visibility due to the lower nose position caused by the aft C of P.

How do you land a 747 400?

Move the thrust levers to idle, and fly the airplane onto the runway. To assure adequate aft fuselage clearance on landing, fly the airplane onto the runway at the desired touchdown point. DO NOT hold the airplane off the runway for a soft landing. Set the autobrakes before landing.

Do flaps increase wing area?

To put it simply, flaps increase the camber (and sometimes the area) of your wing. By increasing the camber of your wing, you also increase the amount of lift your wing can produce. Using flaps gives you three distinct advantages in your plane: You can produce more lift, giving you lower takeoff and landing speeds.

How fast does a 747 climb?

Plane facts and figures

Aircraft type Speed in km/u* Altitude in ft*
Boeing 747 920 35,105
Boeing 737 850 35,000
Boeing 777 905 35,000
Boeing 787 Dreamliner 907 40,026

What is the average landing speed of a 747?

about 145kts-150kts
What speed does a Boeing 747 land at? A 747 ‘Jumbo Jet’ would typically land at a speed of about 145kts-150kts (166mph-172mph), depending on the landing flap setting selected.

Do flaps go up or down when landing?

When you’re landing, you typically extend your flaps to their maximum setting. By putting the flaps out all the way, you maximize the lift and drag that your wing produces.

What’s the flaps setting on a Boeing 747?

Flaps 20 is the standard flaps setting for takeoffs in the 747. You can also use flaps 10, but it will take longer for you to get airborne. Verify your V1, VR, and V2 speeds. These are speeds used to determine if and when you takeoff from the runway. Write down or remember your V2 speed as we will need this number in a moment

What’s the minimum flap speed for a 747?

Remember, these are minimum speeds for flap operation. Flying slower than this at bank angles of 40 degrees would initiate the stick shaker. For VFE speeds, see the Kneeboard.

What’s the normal procedure for a Boeing 747?

Boeing 747-400 Standard Procedure’s Guide An illustrated guide to getting started with the PMDG 747 Contents. Getting Started; Preflight; Pushback and Start ; Taxi and Takeoff; Climb and Cruise ; Approach and Landing; Taxi In, Parking, and Shutdown; Getting Started

What is the safe takeoff speed for a 747?

At V2, approximately 188 KIAS, the aircraft has reached its takeoff safety speed. This is the minimum safe flying speed if an engine fails. Hold this speed until you get a positive rate of climb.