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How to slow down a Boeing 737?

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How do you slow one of these down after takeoff? I'm learning how to fly one, and after I take off, it says to trim and pitch level flight going 280 knots. But after I Trim/Pitch it to level flight, it goes up to 300 knots. If I lower down the N1 the instructor gets mad at me.

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Pull down the thrust levers down a bit, or turn on autopilot and autothrotlle, set your speed indicator on the autopilot pod to climb setting or to 280 knots in your case and voila the aircraft will slow down or speed up if needed. If you can't use the AP than set your N1 and N2 to around 90%.

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They don't let me do AP yet, and when I turn up the throttle, the N1 goes up, but when I turn it down, the N1 goes down and lowers the aircraft power. But if I turn it down past 90%, the instructor gets mad at me.

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Guest wrote:

They don't let me do AP yet, and when I turn up the throttle, the N1 goes up, but when I turn it down, the N1 goes down and lowers the aircraft power. But if I turn it down past 90%, the instructor gets mad at me.

Use your flaps. If you are flying a 737 than you oughta have your flaps set to 5 degrees. It also has to do with your vertical speed. I use around 3000 ft/min for initial climb, that's right after take off.

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If I use my flaps, they get mad at me too.

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Guest wrote:

If I use my flaps, they get mad at me too.

Well, than you are using too much power for take off.

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