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Old 29th Aug 2008, 10:14
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NigelOnDraft
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: UK
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At the large UK airline I work for, all types (which do not include the MD-80 series) select Flaps prior Taxi, and it is a QAR "event" if we do not. Only exception is when remote de-icing required...

The Safety dept would know how successful that is preventing (attempted) takeoffs without Flap... but I can only presume it is. Another issue is taking off with incorrect flap set - usually as a result of different intersections requiring different flap settings due performance software "optimising" for the last $0.01 rather than safety

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