I wanted to check the following question that I got wrong. My understanding of the use of flaps is that on approach the descent angle is steeper (improving forward vision), the stall speed is reduced and a slower groundspeed (decrease in aircraft momentum) which will shorten the landing run compared to a clean configuration.
"Why is full flap selected during the approach and landing phase of a flight?"
A- the safe flying speed is increased and a flatter approach path is achieved which improves forward vision.
B-the approach speed is reduced and a steeper approach path flown which improves vision.
C-the approach speed is reduced and a flatter approach path flown which improves vision.
I picked answer B but the book has answer C. I have attached the extract of the explanation from the book(EPP14C).
I would agree that for "take off" that the use of flaps helps reduce the ground run getting the aircraft into the air sooner(take off at lower IAS) than a clean configuration and the use of flaps for take off provide a flatter angle (reduce the initial angle of climb).
Any thoughts would be appreciated.