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Flap calls during approach

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Bryan, just to be sure, do you confirm that in SOP 3 (and in the other SOPs as well) during approach you call for flaps 5, then straight to flaps 15, skipping the flaps 10 call?

Thank you.

 

 

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According to the FCOM and the FCTM, the normal flaps call are 1, 5, 15 - gear down, then 30 or 40.

Flaps 10 may be used to increase the drag if required before extending the gear.

 

I do call for flaps 5 then gear down flaps 15 and only use flaps 10 for some approaches where I expect late speed reduction requested by ATC (controlling the speed on the glide with only flaps 5 is sometimes difficult depending on the weather conditions).

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Correct, the tutorial was written by a pilot for that airline.  It's the way it's done in real life to the letter.

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Thanks, Bryan and Romain.

I was asking because I found that maybe there is a small bug if I use flaps 10 (Bryan, you could check if you think it's the case, but at this point I think there's no need): if I call "FLAPS 10" during approach, the FO says "SPEED CHECK" but will never say "FLAPS 10". Only later on, when I call "GEAR DOWN FLAPS 15 LANDING CHECKLIST TO FLAPS", he says "SPEED CHECK..... FLAPS 10....GEAR DOWN etc.".  

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SOP3 you don't call flaps 10

 

Its

Flaps 1

Flaps 5

GEAR DOWN FLAPS 15 LANDING CHECKLIST TO FLAPS

Flaps 30........or Flaps 25 then 40.

 

James don't call flaps 10 its not Ryanair SOP. 

 

SOP3 is nothing like SOP1 & 2.

 

In my sig there is a link to my SOP3 flows, might help? SOP3 is very much hands on, love it

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Thank you David, never going to call for flaps 10  :wink:​ . Thank you also for your flow, very useful!

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