Feb 26 2005, 12:47 PM
Last night I was making a flight with a continental 737-300 with simairline.net. I was going from Houston to La Guardia. I was burning fuel like crazy. I was crusing at 35,000 feet too. Then after I had burned off enough fuel to where I could't make it to La Guardia, I noticed that my flaps were down by 2. Could this have been the problem? Something so minor?
After some close calls refueling at Dulles/Washington, I made it to LGA. It was still burning fuel at an extreme rate. Then I discovered the gears were still down!
Does something like flaps being down or the gear being down affect fuel efficency?
Feb 26 2005, 12:49 PM
hell yeah. It will increase drag a lot!!
always make sure the flaps are up!
Feb 26 2005, 12:53 PM
Okay. Pilot Error!
Feb 26 2005, 01:03 PM
I think you know what the problem is now!!!
Feb 26 2005, 03:30 PM
Yea, that increases drag like whoa....lol. It's ok, better you learn on a simulator!!!! :lol:
Btw, I'm part of simairline.net too :lol:
Feb 26 2005, 03:37 PM
Which one of the airlines do you fly for?
Feb 26 2005, 03:39 PM
Well, you know that you can fly for/file a PIREP for any one of them right???? Though I only file PIREPS for NWA. You'll see me on their msg boards, same username ;) :D
Feb 26 2005, 03:46 PM
Yeah, I usually fly with continental.
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