At what altitude the pilots go down the landing gear on final approach?
less than 2000 ft. and about 4.0nm from airport, but depends, real life pilots or are you talking about the game?
established on localizer I think?
Gear down depends on the pattern position too, on Boeing , when turning base, flaps 15° and gear down, same for Airbus, but the flaps are 2.
I thought it was 3nm out.
Well I read that somewhere I don’t remember exactly it was something like that. Narroc_Wim
I don’t know who told me but someone said 3 miles. I often see planes put gear down about 3-4 miles out.
That’s a bit late. Most airlines SOPs want you fully configured by 4nm at the latest (unless you are doing a low drag approach). Gear down & flaps 15 should be around 8-6nm out.
Yes I also see them too
I’ve never seen planes with gears out at 8 miles. Maybe none of the airlines that fly to Orlando follow that procedure.
At the earliest, I see them put down gear at around where the purple pin is for the westernmost runway.
In my knowledge and experience the pilot put gear down when “Flap 2”
P.s I don’t know the exact time :(
Check this link, its a topic I made with the configuration for Airbus and Boeing aircraft at each stage of the traffic pattern.
You should be fully configured before 1000 feet.
@aernout can explain
Around 4-6NM from the airfield
On the airbus between 2000 feet with flaps 2, on the A380 it takes around 60 seconds to lower the gear.
Just checking a typical approach chart with 3 degree glide, 2000ft looks like 6nm out I think.
wow, 60 seconds is a long time! I thought it had to be 13 seconds or something around there… or is that with the emergency gear drop?
They usally do gear down at around 10nm from base. Or at least that’s what I saw