A300 American From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 179 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2359 times:
A couple of weeks ago, my family and myself were on an American A300 bound for Lima from Miami. I was seated in the 34th row, when I noticed that the captain did not deploy the take off flaps. We moved into take off position then I heard the engines at full roar. I saw that the flaps were not deployed (I figured the front slats were down into position) and I nearly had a heart attack. Of course, we took off normally and I was left stupified. Is this a normal practice for 767s,A300s, etc???
A300 American From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 179 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
Soku39, I can reassure you that they were not in position, they were in normal cruise position (or position that one would see them at the gate). We must have been lightly loaded. The only other time I witnessed this was at takeoff with a USAirways Fokker 100. (Philadelphia to Boston).
HeavyJet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
Previously discussed at length but yes, the A300-600 is approved for a "0" flap takeoff. The flap/slat handle is set to the first notch 15/0 (slats=15, flaps=0).The slats are extended but you probably couldn't see them from your seat.
Skystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2209 times:
No Airbus Fly By Wire (A319, A320, A321, A330 or A340) can takeoff without flap.
Minimum takeoff configuration is Flap 1, which will deploy Flap 1+F which is flap and slat. You will have all sorts of alarms go off if you attempt to do so. It is impossible to only deploy slat on the ground.
The B767-200 and B737-300 are also aircraft which can takeoff on Flap 1 (slat), as well as the A300 (also the A310, I believe) and the Fokker 100 often takesoff without any flap whatsoever.