Re: 737: Take-off without flaps?

Date:         01 Dec 96 04:08:53 
From: (Cole Pierce)
Organization: MDSSC
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Lest we unnecessarily scare a 'knowledgeable' passenger about no-flap
take-offs, you should understand that normal procedures may call for
a no-flap or minimum flap setting take-off.

The MD-80 has a standard setting of 4 degrees, although 11 is normal.
I have not visually examined a 4 degree setting, but I note slightly
drooped flaps on early-morning walkarounds, and I imagine it would be
difficult from a cabin window to tell the difference between this
minimal flap setting and zero.

BTW, the normal setting for the A-300 Airbus is zero degrees.

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