I’m sorry for this noob question but…
What is the proper IRL slowing-down procedure for airliners when they’ve reached TOD to slow down from cruise speed e.g. from M 0.81 to below 250 kts? Is there such a thing as step braking procedures to reach certain speeds at certain altitudes when descending as you’re nearing your destination? I know that abruptly slowing down is not a good thing mid air (passengers will not like it lol).
Or has this question been answered somewhere in the forum in a differently worded question as such that I missed it? :D
*Two bonus questions:
- I’m also guessing that flaps aren’t necessary when descending even if you’re going slow, is this correct?
- Tower usually tells me to expedite it sometimes when I go 150-160kts through the cone during final… how fast was I supposed to go when runway is in sight??
Currently at fl360 above Paris en-route LIRA-EGLL as we speak. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!