Retractable Procedures

Stepping up to a retractable-gear airplane isn't difficult if you think of the extension/retraction step as one of a series necessary to change the airplane's configuration.

Retractable landing gear seems to have fallen out of favor among designers and manufacturers of new piston singles. Cessna hasn’t made a retractable single since the mid-1980s. Today’s most popular single-engine piston airplanes, the Cirrus SR20 and 22, have fixed gear. In fact, 2019 member-company data from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association show a grand […]
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