I want to ask this of 1) frequent retract flyers, but especially of 2) Trinidad flyers: What do you like to do on the FAC before the FAF, and what do you like to do at the FAF? In ALL aircraft, I do the prelanding checklist on the FAC, unless I am going to be turned in late, in which case I do it on the intercept. The only item I leave out is flaps, which I add when field is in sight. With the Saratoga, specifically, part of the prelanding check is to make sure I have slowed to 100 KIAS on the FAC and trimmed for that airspeed. At the FAF, I just lower the gear which gives me a 500 FPM descent. If I need to descend faster, I take out maybe 2 or 3 inches of MP, as needed. Again, no flaps until field in sight. It takes no time for me to slow to 85 KIAS with full flaps, and it is easy to do. My question is, will this work for the Trinidad? And for the two of you who fly the specific one about which I am speaking, is this what they like at the flight school? I am thinking the target airspeeds are good, except that short final is supposed to be 73 KIAS, according to the procedures guide. Do they like 10 degrees of flaps on the descent?