Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
I've since read that they leveled off at 750' but there is no confirmation of their height when the actual bird strikes occurred, so it is possible that the gear was still down at that point. Question to you: Can the gear be retracted with the #1 engine at or below idle? Is the PTU on your planes automatically inhibited below 1500ft (this was a recommended retrofit, not a requirement)?
As to the first, I imagine it can be, because the EDP produces 3000psi all the way down to 3% N2. As to the second, I'm not aware of our birds having that modification, at least not that I have seen, but I'll ask.