Forgetting about the Landing Gear

Has anyone else done this?

There for a while I was flying the C208 for a while and didn’t have to retract my landing gear. Then the Dash8 came out.

More than a few times landed without gear and got some good butter landings only to realize that I never lowered the landing gear. So then I “lower” them , go 100% and take off for a quick pattern go around and land “as normal”, anyone else do this?

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No not really…
Most people land using the Landing gear

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Oh i have, and i’m still being reminded of it now and then by our fellow controllers.

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Well I accidentally did a few times, landed without gear down, was able to take off again after landing then drop gear to take off go around and land again. Cause it’s kinda hard to taxi to parking without your gear deployed lol

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I think I have a picture of this. Let me find it :P

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The IF checklists app is great for those who forget to put down the gear!

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If u land without gear and don’t crash, I’m disappointed in IF.

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Well, you don’t necessarily crash in real life if you don’t have you gears extended. So it’s the same in IF. At all depends on your V/S.

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Fair enough, but I’m sure in real life u don’t lift back off

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For some reason in arefoly fs 2 I’ve done this a lot of times but never in infinite flight 🤔.

Infinte flights Ui obviously must be better (does saying that give me free live 🤣).

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You can’t do that in IF either :) So it’s pretty realistic tbh.

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Seems as if u can. Land and take off without landing gear.

You’ll have to be at quite the high speed for it to be possible, above V2.

thankfully in real life you’ll get a gpws “too low gear” 😂

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Haha, i had a scenario last week where i was about land without the landing gears. I in the last moments at the very end of short final noticed that and had to force a sudden go-around… don’t think my passengers will fly with me again and since i don’t hand out refund either… 😂

How in the hell can you guys forget landing gear? (LOL)
I only forgot to raise the flaps once actually, on a record breaking flight from hong kong to london… luckily i made it to london with 5 ton of fuel to spare

It has only happened once in the past 8 months.
I guess it was like 5am and i almost fell asleep during landing, the fatigue hit me hard 😝

In-Flight Assistant also has GPWS.
“Too low! Gear!” is very helpful.

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Thanks for the mention! Forgetting to lower the landing gear can happen to everyone. Using checklists will not only make sure you don’t forget anything essential like the gear, but small details too!

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I’ve done it accidentally and on purpose. There’s always that awkward moment when you’re stuck on he runway without gear, and there’s a line of people waiting to take off