|Quoting Turtle (Thread starter):|
Airmanship sometimes requires not setting flaps when taxiing out through slush/wet snow because you don't want that stuff splashing up and freezing onto the lower surface of an extended flap. In this case the before take-off checklist (which contains flaps) is not accomplished until the flaps are set.
|Quoting Turtle (Reply 5):|
"were up, flight people be seated".
|Quoting Speedbird203 (Reply 1):|
Maybe the wind conditions were perfect and no flaps were needed Then things changed and he realised he needed them.
|Quoting Detroitflyer (Reply 3):|
I have read here before, that sometimes the planes take off with out any flaps at all.
|Quoting Curmudgeon (Reply 8):|
Well, its not like I keep track of the weather on the eastern seaboard anymore. I mentioned the snow in the interests of completeness.
|Quoting RandyWaldron (Reply 7):|
Is that supposed to mean, "Flight Attendants prepare for departure?"
Pilots do not call Flight Attendants "Flight People" - They may be called many things, but not Flight People.
|Quoting Curmudgeon (Reply 11):|
Because either they forgot, or something atypical happened to mess up the crews' action flow. Sometimes events or actions trigger other actions. Perhaps they didn't start both engines* until five minutes or so before take-off, and didn't perform the after start actions prior to taxi.
*some airlines may still do this in the interests of fuel savings when lengthy delays are expected.
|Quoting Turtle (Reply 13):|
don't know ~ I hate being on the take-off line and the wings are "cleaned up" ~ did I get that airplane quote right?