This question came up after reading the following comments on the answer to this question: Raising the flaps right after touchdown. Good or bad?
The retractable landing gear is an excellent point. It makes perfect sense. I've read a few stories of pilots retracting the gear after landing instead of raising the flaps.
The retractable landing gear issue is particularly notable because early in the landing roll you may not have enough weight on the wheels to activate the squat switch that prevents you from retracting your gear while you're using them to hold the plane up. Your perfect landing could turn into a nice, smooth gear-up incident if you bump the wrong switch.
- How does the squat switch work (which prevent gear up on the ground)?
- Are there any reports on issues of gear up on ground? (I only know one)?