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No Flaps Set In This Photo Of A300 Takeoff?  
User currently offlineSvenvdM From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

It looks like no flaps are set for take-off in the following photo. Shouldn't they be extended for takeoff?

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Coincidentally I've experienced this type of TG A300 t/o at BKK myself and it also looked like no flaps were extended.

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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2396 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3309 times:

Hi SvenvdM,

Exactly this topic with the same photo was discussed a week ago in the tech/ops forum, that should answer your question:

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Correct me if I'm wrong (I don't have any technical knowledge of this issue).

But if there is a lot of wind and/or the plane doesn't have a heavy load it might be possible that the captain didn't set any flaps.

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User currently offlineUpsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 818 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3109 times:
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If I were sitting behind the wing and noticed this I would be a bit scared. After the M80 crash in DTW where the NW crew didn't follow proper cabin procedure and the flaps and slats weren't extended I always watch the flaps/slats. I'm not a pilot nor qualified to know if they should be set but most of the time they are.


User currently offlineLBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

Its common practice - the A300s I've been on have never used flap when leaving Bahrain.

User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

Its also common practise on the Fokker 70/100.

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