From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 20 Apr 96 14:02:46 References: 1
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Depending on the takeoff flap setting, at least in the U.S, if one uses a high takeoff flap setting (say flaps 25 for a B727), you can retract flaps to flaps 15 when passing 400'AGL in the takeoff climb. So, if the crew was using a high takeoff flap setting, for a short takeoff roll on a short runway, a flap retraction to an intermediate setting improves the climb performance, while the higher flap deflection setting improves the takeoff run performance. So, this is possibly why, or the airplane was accelerating like a scalded cat! ----- Douglas Snow email@example.com http://mama.indstate.edu/users/dougie Ex Northwest Arlns ESE, MSP Ramp, Green Concourse - and misses EETP Indiana University, Bloomington School of Law, Class of 2001!