Date: 04 Jan 97 03:55:51 From: email@example.com* (Ray Clawson) Organization: INTERNET AMERICA References: 1 2 3 4
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As a result of the NW Detroit accident, most airlines have changed their taxi checklist to include a the phrase "Flaps 15(or whatever), Taxi checklist". This was in response to a recommedation by the NTSB to provide a "key" to lower the flaps for takeoff. The NW crew was distracted by a runway change and never ran the taxi check. By the time they were done with recomputing takeoff performance for the new runway, they had pasted the point where the taxi checklist is called for. As a result, the flaps were never set. I think this change is a good idea. Trying to takeoff with flaps set has happened to all of us and I believe the change to checklist procedure works. Ray Clawson WARNING: The return email address field has been altered to foil bulk email spammers. If you reply to this message please remove the * from the return address or it'll bounce.