Video tip: Flying airplanes with retractable landing gear

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Many high-performance airplanes feature retractable landing gear that allows them to fly at higher speeds thanks to the reduced drag (and they look cool too). There are new operational considerations to learn when transitioning to this type of airplane, including the best time to raise the gear after takeoff and lower the gear before landing.

The video clip is from Sporty’s 2022 Learn to Fly Course