As the title says, what conditions cause the gear-up warning to sound on a Bombardier DASH-8?

  • $\begingroup$ It's DHC Dash-8 now :) $\endgroup$
    – JZYL
    Nov 30, 2019 at 19:38

2 Answers 2


According to smartcockpit.com, warning is given when the gear has not been extended and the aircraft is in the landing configuration. Specifically,

• All landing gear not down and locked, flaps selected to 15 or 35$^{\circ}$, and both power levers at any position less than 50% torque.

• Landing gear not down and locked, one or both power levers at or near FLT IDLE and airspeed below 130 kts.

The warning also sounds when the aircraft landing gear is up and terrain clearance is inadequate during the cruise and approach phase of flight.

LG alert

Image from Dash8-200/300 - Warning Systems from smartcockpit.com

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    $\begingroup$ How is the aircraft "in the landing configuration" if the gear isn't down??? $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Nov 4, 2015 at 3:21
  • $\begingroup$ That's what the aircraft is trying to figure out with the warning sound :) $\endgroup$
    – orique
    Nov 7, 2015 at 10:28

To further elaborate on aeroalias' answer, "terrain clearance inadequate" is determined by the radar altimeter. If the radar altimeter returns an altitude lower than the threshold and the gear is not extended, the warning will sound.


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