Please let me know the timing of the gear down？
I don’t think there is no timing just extract it when you feel you should.I personally do it around 8nm
Your gear should be down at about 6 NM from the runway. Around 7 to 5 NM is the best timing to lower gear.
I usually lower my gear when I’m about 6 to 9 miles from the runway, but you can do it whenever you like I suppose
I do it at 6-4 NM.
If I do it just after the glideslope (?) Is right in the middle, followed by the flap and landing gear. Can be said around 6-8nm :)
I personally do it around 5 NM away.
I do it once I hit final so I get a sense of speed and drag I will feel only because I use auto throttle but no later than 5 nm
Based on many videos I’ve checked in YouTube, for large aircraft 8nm to dest, for A320 and B737 7.5nm and for CRJs about 5nm.
I do it when established on the localizer or upon landing clearance
At the bottom center if your screen there is a display with the runway name what you are established on. It shows how far out you are in nm(Nautical Miles). You should lower between 7-5nm
I do it 5-7 nm based on aircraft. Like 5 nm for CRJ, 7 nm for A320/787/777.
I do it 5nm from the runway :)
In the real world there is a recommendation, depending upon type, company and SOP’s of course, to put the gear down at 2000’ AAL which equates to between 6-7nm from the threshold.
I say this is a recommendation as we have a ‘requirement’ to be speed stable in the landing configuration by 1000’ AAL and this is often a comfortable way to achieve this.
If however you have a very strong headwind and a very low approach speed to can delay easily in a heavy to 1500’ (5nm). If it’s a tail wind or you’re a bit high or hot on the approach then 3000’ and dropping the ‘dunlop speedbrakes’ is a perfectly reasonable option avoiding the need to pull the speedbrake all the time.
So, for the TLDR brigade, the decision is yours, above 3000’ (9-10nm) would be a little early and you must be speed stable by 1000’. Anywhere in between is good!!!
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