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Airplane Flying Handbook
Transition to Complex Airplanes
LANDING GEAR SYSTEMS

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Airplane Flying Handbook

Preface

Table of Contents

Chapter 1,Introduction to Flight Training
Chapter 2,Ground Operations
Chapter 3,Basic Flight Maneuvers
Chapter 4, Slow Flight, Stalls, and Spins
Chapter 5, Takeoff and Departure Climbs
Chapter 6, Ground Reference Maneuvers
Chapter 7, Airport Traffic Patterns
Chapter 8, Approaches and Landings
Chapter 9, Performance Maneuvers
Chapter 10, Night Operations
Chapter 11,Transition to Complex Airplanes
Chapter 12, Transition to Multiengine Airplanes
Chapter 13,Transition to Tailwheel Airplanes
Chapter 14, Transition to Turbo-propeller Powered Airplanes
Chapter 15,Transition to Jet Powered Airplanes
Chapter 16,Emergency Procedures

Glossary

Index

Landing gear safety switch.
Figure 11-8. Landing gear safety switch.

EMERGENCY GEAR EXTENSION SYSTEMS
The emergency extension system lowers the landing
gear if the main power system fails. Some airplanes
have an emergency release handle in the cockpit,

which is connected through a mechanical linkage to
the gear up locks. When the handle is operated, it
releases the up locks. and allows the gears to free fall, or
extend under their own weight. [Figure 11-9]

Typical emergency gear extension systems.
Figure 11-9.Typical emergency gear extension systems.

 

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