Tried searching the forums about this but my efforts were poor.
Why “gear up” when it comes to this category? Interested in the logic/reason.
Normally you are airborne when weight off wheels. Gear could be down or in transit soon after rotation or on final/in the pattern.
I called “airborne” to CATCC each Case III launch. I guarantee I was airborne, but I was still waiting for three up indicators and the red light to go out in the gear handle.
More curious than anything, appreciate any insight.