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An aircraft is on glide approach at 65kts .Pilot lowers full flap and maintain 65kts .How is approach angle affected?
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bobtait replied the topic: Cpl ady

If you want to glide the greatest distance, the last thing you want is to extend flap. Flap extension will always spoil the lift/drag ratio and therefore reduce the gliding distance from any particular height and IAS.

If you glide less distance from a given height, you will have an increased angle of descent.

If you fly down a steeper path at the same speed, you will lose more height in a given time- rate of descent increases.

So flap extension results in an increase in both angle and rate of descent.
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