Re: Early flap retraction

Date:         20 Apr 96 14:02:46 
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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

Douglas Snow                       
Ex Northwest Arlns  ESE, MSP Ramp, Green Concourse - and misses EETP
Indiana University, Bloomington School of Law, Class of 2001!