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Old 20th Dec 2015, 08:42
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Originally Posted by AtomKraft View Post
Don't call for the 'after start checks' until you have received the ground crew clearance.
Don't call for taxi until you've finished that checklist.

A wise pilot told me why, once.
Good point.
A quick question. Is setting the flaps an after start item?

One operator I often work with sets the flaps after engine start but before the pushback is complete. On some of their a/c this puts the engines in to flight idle. An increase in engine power while the headset man is still around. I have tried to determine the logic of this as not all of the a/c do it.
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